16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A 2023 (’08)

Sunday 23 July 2023 (’08) : 16thSUNinORDINARY : A

(Watch out also for Anne&Joachim, GrandParents-of-Jesus!)

Also, Camineros! For James-of-Compostela!)

1. WIS12:13, 16-19!

How would I identify this ruler, whether it’s divine or human, feminine or masculine…?

2. PS85:5-6, 9-10, 15-16!

‘You-Alone-are-God’! What underlies the English term ‘God’ in this instance?

&Is the declaration being made to YAHWEH-TheCompassionate?

3. ROM8:26-27!

Is there a reference to what’s called ‘glossolalia’ (‘speaking-in-tongues’)?

Or more likely, that strong emotion in the heart is ultimately the best prayer?

4. MT13:24-43!

The key moment in these stories is the glimpses received, when listening to their telling, into what’s called-in-English ‘TheKingdom-of-Heaven’: rather than later ‘explanations’! &Probably, some important circumstances that gave-birth to the story, are lost forever!


What is the most important Parable-of-Jesus, for TheEdification-of-MyLocalChurch?

* TheSheep&TheGoats, ‘cos it motivates ‘true discipleship’?

* TheTrueVine, ‘cos it hints a deep&demanding Spirituality?

Reflections and comments can be emailed to adbi@chokmah.ie