This week three of the four texts we read at the Sunday liturgy pick up on imagery and symbols from the natural world – trees, seed, birds. Because most of the people of Israel were involved in farming, the Prophet Ezekiel and Jesus – in the Gospel – used analogies from that world. They are powerful images and symbols for the way the Kingdom of God works both in our world and in us.

There are three things we can take for our reflection this weekend: i) what is most powerful often has small beginnings; ii) we want results and we want them fast, this is not how God works; and iii) we need to be open to God’s unexpected surprises.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the Scriptures for the Eleventh Sunday of the Year.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 91; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; & Mark 4:26-34

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