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Homilies about Ordinary Time 16

You searched for sermons preached on: Ordinary Time 16, Cycle A
 
Holy Uncertainty  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 13: 24–43
Summary: The parable of the wheat and weeds is about the judging work of Christ, not the judging work of any human being. Rather than taking the parable as permission to make personal judgments about who is wheat and who is weed, we are better to hear it as a recommendation about how to live in a world that is a mixture of good and bad. It reminds us that we do not have the ability to pluck out all less-than-godly things from life, and that sometimes we can do more harm than good by being too certain we can always distinguish good from bad, especially in the realm of belief.
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Perfect Timing  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 13: 24–43
Summary:  Parable of the weeds among the wheat helps us think about why God seems to delay in the face of our dire need, when his immediate intervention could easily take care of the problems we face. Sometimes suffering makes possible spiritual growth that could occur in no other way. We are not suggesting that God deliberately makes us suffer, but we do benefit from learning to wait on the Lord.
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Weeds and the Harvest  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 13: 24–43
Summary: Jesus’ parable of the weeds seeks to explain the reality of evil in the world so that God’s people may live confidently and courageously for the sake of God’s mission.
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Weeds in the Wheat  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 13: 24–43
Summary: This parable is about leaving judgments in God’s hands, about waiting until the harvest to pull up the weeds. When evil is rampant and the threat is immediate, we can’t wait that long, but when there is no immanent danger, it’s sometimes a good idea to allow negative people to continue until others see their behavior for what it is. In fact, much of the time, we can wait and let God do the sorting.
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Why Good Things Go Bad  Click here Click title to view sermon Matthew 13: 24–43
Summary: So many of our best intentions and our most earnest efforts in our personal faith and in social and political reform go bad because we fall asleep while evil is being sown.
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