Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Posted by prepareformass on June 15, 2012
Sunday June 17th 2012 is the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeYear B
The kingdom of God, then, grows here on earth in human history by virtue of an initial seed, that is, a foundation which comes from God, and a mysterious work of God himself, which the Church continues to cultivate through the centuries. -Blessed John Paul II
The seed is the word of God. we hear, believe, obey and receive the Holy Spirit which adds us to the Church, which is the body of Christ
The Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
The Parables of the Sower and Mustard Seed
And all the trees of the field shall know
that I, the LORD,
bring low the high tree,
lift high the lowly tree,
wither up the green tree,
and make the withered tree bloom.
They shall bear fruit even in old age;
vigorous and sturdy shall they be,
Declaring how just is the LORD,
my rock, in whom there is no wrong.
We walk by faith, not by sight
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
for the harvest has come.”
The entire history of God with humanity is recapitulated in these words. The past alone is not only referred to and interpreted, but the future is anticipated – the coming of the Kingdom of God into the world. What Jesus says are not simply words. What he says is an event, the central event of the history of the world and of our personal lives.
These words are inexhaustible. In this hour, I would like to meditate with you on just one aspect. Jesus, as a sign of his presence, chose bread and wine. With each one of the two signs he gives himself completely, not only in part. The Risen One is not divided. He is a person who, through signs, comes near to us and unites himself to us.
it is not possible to understand the origin of the Church without considering everything which Jesus preached and did (cf. Acts 1:1). On this theme he gave his disciples and all of us a basic teaching in the parables he preached about the kingdom of God. Among these parables, those which declare and reveal to us the nature of the historical and spiritual development which is proper to the Church according to her Founder’s plan have particular importance. more
~Blessed John Paul II
Mass Preparation for this Sunday
- “What is the meaning of the Parable of the Mustard Seed?” (brakeman1.com)
- 11th Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle B (frdoug.typepad.com)
- Parable of the Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-33 (loopyloo305.com)