Reading 1 Wis 12:13, 16-19, Responsorial Psalm Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16, Reading 2 Rom 8:26-27, Gospel Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30

‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. God is not like us, most of the time we are quick in judging other people, but God is patient, He waits for everyone to be converted. Today we are invited to imitate God and to be patient, for by casting out the evil that we see in our brothers and sisters, we may destroy them. However, if we wait, we can see their conversion.

Like a mother watches her child grow, takes care of him in each step until he becomes an adult, so does God wait for everyone to be converted. It takes a lot of patience to raise a child, to watch him struggle while trying to do his first steps, and without that patience the child cannot make progress.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush,
and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.’” The word of God can be compared to a mustard seed, when we receive it, it grows in us, and other people come to us to seek the treasure that God has placed in us.

God wants us to be servants for one another for we are all His children. Indeed, in the Lord’s Prayer, we call God our Father. We should ask the Holy Spirit to make us understand that we are all brothers and sisters and that we are called to eternal felicity. Fortunately, the Spirit Himself intercedes for us. Therefore, in our prayers, we do not need to say many words; God only wants us to be genuine in our hearts.

In those few lines, I hope to have shared with you what I heard from the homily from the 6:30 AM Mass of July 19, 2020