17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 24, 2011


If you could be granted anything in the world – what would it be?

Now, are you ready for that?  Because as we know, when we pray for something, God doesn’t usually give us directly what we asked for – God will give us the opportunity to appreciate it.

It should not be lost on us that God does this a lot, actually.  How many times did Jesus ask the blind man, the woman, the apostles:  “What do you want from me?”

Life, Sight, Healing, Truth, some said.  And Solomon:  he says wisdom and an understanding heart.

And yet, later, Solomon would turn from God.  He had too many wives and they eventually pulled him away to other Gods.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

We find God, and God answers our prayers, and then we loose God again.  Rarely do we get it right the first time.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; and Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46)


One comment

  1. Good work Fr. Chris. But don’t forget that we should do the rosary and devotions more often. If we want young people to get in tune with adoration and devotions, then, we have to set the power of example.

    Praying th rosary vocally draws people closer together, at least as I see it in my opinion.

    God Bless

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