GOSPEL REFLECTION:
July 16th, 2017

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME

In the Gospel parable today, the image of the sower is of one who generously, almost recklessly, scatters seeds everywhere.

Grace is abundant. The goodness of God is abundant. God’s word is abundant. The possibilities for the world and its people are numerous and wonderful. The challenge is to share this abundance responsibly and lovingly. Some close their eyes or ears or hearts and do not respond to the word.

Shocked by wealth and anxiety, we can close ourselves to the reality of the poor and marginalized of our world.

Shocked by the structures and institutions of our world, we can feel paralyzed. The Word today reminds us that something more is possible...