15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A 2023 (’08)

Sunday 16 July 2023 (’08) : 15thSUNinORDINARY : A

1. IS55:10-11!

Challenging analogy between FruitfulRain, &SimilarExpectations-from-YAHWEH’s Word! But ‘TheEarth’ that Word falls-on, may not as receptive as ‘ground-is-to-water’…

2. PS64:10-14!

To produce its meat&wheat, even TheEarth needs the co-presence of many factors!

3. ROM8:18-23!

At present, what is TheCreation actually ‘Giving-Birth’ to? Good, bad, or indifferent?

Paul himself is quite guarded&tentative, it seems, in relation to how it’s proceeding…

4. MT13:1-23!

Are Jesus’ remarks about the ‘dullness’ of the crowds a little elitist? Even the disciples need ‘explanation’! Is this paving the way towards TheDisciples’-Knowing-It-All?


How can we ensure, in the local church,

that TheChristSeed-Falls-on-TheAptestGround?

Let all bathe alertly in the biblical stories!

Ensure that there are sufficient Exemplars-of-TheGoodSoil!

Realise that ‘Being-TheTrueChurch’ is only TheBeginnings-of-TheStruggle’!

Watch-out for CarelessSowers! TheBirds&TheThorns&TheWeeds!

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