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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 20, 2014

LIVING WITH THE WEEDS

You have heard me say many times before that, for those who believe, there is always a resurrection.  Suffering is never without meaning; pain is never without healing; mistakes are never without redemption.

In today’s first reading, Wisdom tells us that we have “good ground for hope:  for God gave us the ability to repent from our sins.”

But some would ask, why did God give us the ability to sin at all?    Or to put the question in the context of the Gospel, why does God allow for the weeds?  After all, God is God – why wouldn’t God just create a world with only wheat?  Why must we struggle and toil?  Why must good struggle against evil?

CLICK HERE for the readings for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43).

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