“The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night.” How many people in today’s world actually pay attention to their dreams? It seems foolish to believe in the mind’s wanderings at night, after all, they are usually just scenes that play out briefly and then are gone like a puff of smoke.
We’ve all heard the parable in the gospel today about the weeds in the wheat. Some of us can pretty much recite the whole story from memory without even reading it. We are pretty sure that we already know all there is to know about this parable.
Jesus was speaking in parables to the crowd in today’s gospel when he said: “This is why I speak to them in parables, because they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.” These words […]
In the first reading for Mass today, from the book of Jeremiah, the prophet Jeremiah at first did not want to serve God. He tried to get out of it by saying, “I know not how to speak; I am too young.” But the Lord answered him, “Say not, I am too young …