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Saturday-Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time



Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

Prayer ...
Heavenly Father, we pray that we will allow your Spirit and your grace help us tear down any wall that divides your people based on race or culture or privilege. Teach us, to love every person we meet in the way that you did, we pray who died for all people everywhere in his name. Amen.
Today's Readings ... (September 22, 2012)
Day: Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
First Reading: 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49
Responsorial Pslam: Psalm 56:10c-12, 13-14
Second Reading: Nil
Gospel: Luke 8:4-15
Lectionary: 448
Colour: Green
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Meditation on Today's Gospel:
Jesus' parable of the sower is meant at the hearers of his word. There are many ways of accepting God's word and they create different kinds of fruit consequently. There is the biased hearer who has a shut mind. Such a person is un-teachable and blind to the things of God. Then there is the superficial hearer who fails to think things out or think them through; such a person lacks spiritual profundity. They may at first respond with an emotional passion; but when it wears off their mind wanders to amazing else. Another type of hearer is the person who has lots of interests or cares, but who lacks the aptitude to hear or understand what is truly important. Such people are forever too busy to pray or too preoccupied to study and contemplate on God's word. He or she may work so hard that they are too tired to still think of anything else but their work. Then there is the one whose mind is open. Such a person is at all times eager to listen and to learn. He or she is never too arrogant or too busy to learn. They listen in order to appreciate. God gives grace to those who hunger for his word that they may understand his will and have the strength to live according to it. Do we hunger for God's word?


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