Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Once a third-grade teacher told her class,

Today we will be discovering where objects come from. 

She then held up a piece of paper and asked,

Where does paper come from?

Immediately a girl answered,

Paper comes from fibers that are extracted from a tree and converted to pulp, which is then combined with water, flattened, dried, and cut into sheets.

The teacher said,

Very good!

Next the teacher held up an eraser and asked,

Where does an eraser come from?

A young boy proudly said,

Erasers are made from either natural or synthetic rubber. 

The teacher said,


Then the teacher held up an apple that a student had given her that day and asked,

Where does an apple come from? 

All of the students yelled out in unison,

From the grocery store!

What a beautiful Gospel from Matthew! We all are aware that as we journey as disciples of Jesus, we will have so many opportunities to have great influence on many people. This can be from our good example or from our sinfulness. What we do with our sinfulness also can have a great influence on others! Strive to plant the seeds of Christ by your daily actions! If you do so, you may never know the goodness you plant, but as Jesus says it will multiply 30, 60, or even 100 times!

I know, it is another short homily!  

Forgive me!

Readings for Sunday, July 12, 2020