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Sermons on Ordinary Time (Page 3)

Ordinary Time 5 – “Let Anyone with Ears, Listen!” The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)

Jesus’s favorite method of teaching was telling stories — stories that have the possibility to disarm us, inspire us, and transform us if we are willing to “dig deep” into them. In today’s story, sometimes called “The Parable of the Four Soils,” sometimes called “The Parable of the Sower”, and sometimes called “The Parable of the Hundredfold Harvest”, we learn important truths…

Ordinary Time 2 – Cruel Eviction: When the Chosen are Frozen (Genesis 21:8-21)

In this story, believers behave badly and the collateral damage of their actions harms others. Yet, God remains committed to bless all – those within the Abrahamic covenant, and those outside of it. In this story, God blesses the outsider who is rejected by the believers, thus demonstrating God’s love for all. We may be recipients of God’s gracious covenant, but there…