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15th July 2020
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Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed
good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep, his enemy came and
sowed darnel weeds among the wheat. When the shoots sprouted the weeds
appeared as well. The servants wanted to pull up the weeds but,
not wanting to risk damaging the wheat, they went to the owner
and said, ‘Do you want us to go and weed it out?’ But the owner
said, ‘No, because when you take out the weeds you might pull
up the wheat with them.’ So the owner let them grow together
until harvest time when the wheat could be separated from the
weeds, and then the wheat could be gathered into his barn.”
Wednesday‘s Word GROWING
“We cannot grow up by ourselves; rather, we journey
and grow in a community, in a family.” Pope Francis
What will the farmer do with the wheat? This Sunday’s Gospel reminds us that the Kingdom of
God is growing all around us. We live in a world where we see both good and bad and we can
choose to be like the wheat or the weeds. We all make mistakes, but God is loving and patient
and gives us time to grow into the people we were created to be. Ask your child what the
word ‘growing’ means to them (other than increasing in height). Tell your child how they’ve
grown as a person (and in goodness) during this school year.
“Ask and seek and your heart will grow big
enough to receive God.” St Teresa of Calcutta
Each new day is an opportunity to grow in God’s goodness. Regularly praying together
is a powerful way for the family to keep growing in love. Loving and following God
makes us like the ‘wheat’ in this story. Throughout the summer holidays, what can we
do to help the world to grow as God intends in these coming weeks? Perhaps we can:
avoid doing wrong and always try to do what is right; try to be more patient with people
around us; always try to forgive; say a prayer for someone who might have upset us;
regularly share the gift of your smile with others; always try to be fair with others.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the people who help us to grow in
your love and please help us to keep growing in goodness. Amen.
Taken from the Gospel of Sunday 19th July 2020. Matt. 13:24-30 (the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A)
Artwork © The Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey and McCrimmon Publishing Co Ltd.
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Which words stood out for you in this Gospel, and why? What does the picture
make you think about? Now explore this Wednesday’s word, which is GROWING.
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Imprimatur: + Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds
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The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of _ _ _ _ _ _ may be compared
to a man who _ _ _ _ _ good _ _ _ _ in his field.
Growing in goodness helps us to be happy
together. As we grow, we can choose to
be more like Jesus: patient, loving and full of
forgiveness – with ourselves and others.
We keep growing in goodness when we act
upon what we learn about following Jesus.
Write a promise and then draw a big smile on Smiley
This week I will try my best to ...

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