July 2020

Month

By: Darren Dias, OP Like last Sunday, this Sunday we continue to wade through Matthew’s parable section, as we will again next Sunday. Last week Prakash spoke about how parables functioned for Jesus’ auditors as stories that were drawn from everyday life. The use of parables, according to James Dunn, was both a unique and...
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By: Prakash Lohale, OP A Dominican sister called Barbara Reed when speaking about parables says the first thing to note is that all parables start with the FAMILIAR. Jesus’ audience knew about farming and they would have been hooked by the gospel story today about sowing seed and they would be open to finding God...
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By: Carla M. Thomas, OP Today, sisters and brothers, the Church invites us to reflect on two familiar passages of scripture. The first reading from the prophet Zechariah offers us royal imagery for the establishment of God’s reign in Jerusalem and beyond. The context is the land of Judah where the people have lived under...
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