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July 20, 2014

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

        Sandwiched between Matthew's parables of the sower and the seed and the treasure buried in the field is this week's parable about the weeds and the wheat. Both this parable and the first reading from the Book of Wisdom shed some light of Faith on the reality of evil in our world. Why is there evil and why is it such a commanding presence in our culture? Even people who should know better are mandating such under the auspices of law, unwilling to distinguish a weed from wheat. These people call evil good. Scary stuff, eh? I wrote 'eh' out of consideration for Deacon Daniel's native language. But seriously, how does such toxic shrubbery grow in our midst? Hasn't evil exhausted its fifteen minutes of fame? Why does it continue to flourish? The Gospel answers: 'an enemy has done this.'  Jesus challenges us to approach the harmful and threatening weeds among us with patience and prudence. These virtues however, do not abdicate the Christian of her responsibilities. The Christian duty to love our enemies also requires us to protect the innocent from the evil one. If there is a terrorist sitting next to you on a plane, and he is obviously preparing to do something that would cause death and suffering, it seems the Christian response require pulling that weed, even if such is a temporary solution. Or if there is a known molester on your kids' playground, it seems the Christian duty would require some action to protect others. The weeds and the wheat will grow in and among us. But an authentic Christian  presence must never tire in alerting our broken world that there is a difference between the two.  

 

God Bless you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Fr. Thomas Fallone

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK AT OLMC

Sunday

7/20

7:30, 9:00 & 11:15am Masses

Monday

7/21

8:00am Mass

12:30pm Busy Hands

6:00pm Youth Group Gordon Hall

Tuesday

7/22

8:00am Mass

Wednesday

7/23

8:00am Mass

6:00pm Our Lady Perpetual Help

7:30pm AA Meeting Hinds Room

Thursday

7/24

8:00am Mass

Friday

7/25

8:00am Mass

Rectory office closes at Noon

Saturday

7/26

8:00am Mass

8:30am Reconciliation

5:15pm Mass (Fr. Dillon)

Sunday

7/27

7:30, 9:00 & 11:15am Masses

6:00pm Praise Mass

 

 

 

 

 

 

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