In our gospel today Jesus says to Peter, “Come.” It is a simple invitation, one that Jesus gives us daily. The same one He offered to the rich young man...
And Jesus said, “Give them some food yourselves.” The disciples protested, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have.” And Jesus said, “Bring them to me.”
Some time ago, a magazine ran a story about a teenager who belongs to the Santa Clara swimming club. Every morning she gets up at 5:30 am to hurry to an outdoor pool for two solid hours of swimming, after which, she goes to school.
When Jesus interpreted the parable of the weeds, He talked about the world with good and evil people and He specified that the task of weeding questionable people out of the community was not part of the disciple’s job description.
Today, we have a sower who went out to sow seeds, according to the parable, not very carefully. He tosses the seeds wildly, helter-skelter.
What a wonderful gospel we have today. “Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome and I will refresh you.
A man by the name of Clarence Jordan published what became known as the cotton patch version of the New Testament in the 1950s-60s.
Our gospel tells us today do not let anyone intimidate you. Do not be afraid of anything. Sounds wonderful, but what is the reality?