Weekly thoughts from Father Michael
Holy Infant Catholic Church
WEEKLY THOUGHTS 11th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME June 13th 2021.
Dear Friends, welcome to the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Last Sunday, we celebrated the Corpus Christi Sunday characterized with a special focus on the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Jesus invites everyone personally to grow in his love as we endeavor to establish a personal relationship with him in silent prayer. Let everyone make an effort to be before Jesus as one way to encounter Jesus our Savior and Teacher.
Last Friday, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It was actually the celebration of the “love of God to mankind who sent his only begotten Son to save mankind by dying on the cross.” The heart of Jesus is symbolic of God’s love to mankind. Let us pray to grow in faith and God’s love to bide with us as brothers and sisters and children of God the Father.
On Saturday, Our Mother Church turned our attention to the Immaculate Heart of Mary who shares in the redemptive love and heart of her Son Jesus Christ. Congratulations to all having a special affection and devotion to the Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
When Jesus began his public ministry, he called upon his disciples to have Faith in Him. The disposition of faith was conditional to the miracles of Jesus. The disciples saw Jesus many times at prayer. They asked him to teach them how to pray; “Lord teach us how to pray.”
In the Second Reading 2Cor 5:6-10 Paul maintains Faith as the driving force and way of discipleship to Jesus; “We walk by faith not by sight. This is what makes us courageous.”
In the Gospel Mk 4: 26-34 Jesus teaches in the two parables about the kingdom of God. Jesus maintains that Faith in God is the way to go and enable the grace of God to work in our midst and building up his kingdom. God is at work and in control of the growth of the kingdom.
In comparing the kingdom of God to a mustard seed – which appears to be very tiny, the kingdom Jesus promulgated appeared to be very small and insignificant with only 12 Apostles and few women disciples. This kingdom with its humble beginnings professes Jesus as Savior and a sanctuary for freedom from sin.
Have a great week.