Prayer

Lord,  we remember our fathers today.  For those who have “crossed over” we continue to speak to them with hearts filled with tender love and deep gratitude. And for our fathers whose goodness makes all the difference in our daily life, we pray for their highest good and for the highest good of all who love them so, so much.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team


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Gift of Faith and Family

Today in the United States we celebrate Fathers Day with family and friends. This family feast has wonderful echoes with Jesus’ parable about the sowing of the seed. As Jesus reminds us, a person scatters seed on the ground…and then goes about life’s daily tasks. The seed sprouts and grows without our realizing exactly when and how it has taken root. Even the mustard seed, the smallest seed of all, takes root and “springs up to become the largest of shrubs.”

We usually pray over these parables in terms of a personal invitation to do good works, to sow seeds of leadership and kindness in the service of all. Thus again today we hear Jesus’ invitation to discipleship for the sake of the Kingdom. Fathers Day reminds us to acknowledge all the good that comes to us through the nurture, challenge, and kindness of one another…especially those closest to us. We bless God today for the new life that springs up all around us through the gifts of faith and family. Indeed the faith and freedom we celebrate today in the breaking of the bread fills us with the grace we need to continue forward as people of healing and compassion, welcome and hope.

 —The Jesuit Prayer Team

 

 


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Mark 4: 26-34

He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved(http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations/ ).

 

 

 

 


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Prayer

Lord,  we remember our fathers today.  For those who have “crossed over” we continue to speak to them with hearts filled with tender love and deep gratitude. And for our fathers whose goodness makes all the difference in our daily life, we pray for their highest good and for the highest good of all who love them so, so much.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Gift of Faith and Family

Today in the United States we celebrate Fathers Day with family and friends. This family feast has wonderful echoes with Jesus’ parable about the sowing of the seed. As Jesus reminds us, a person scatters seed on the ground…and then goes about life’s daily tasks. The seed sprouts and grows without our realizing exactly when and how it has taken root. Even the mustard seed, the smallest seed of all, takes root and “springs up to become the largest of shrubs.”

We usually pray over these parables in terms of a personal invitation to do good works, to sow seeds of leadership and kindness in the service of all. Thus again today we hear Jesus’ invitation to discipleship for the sake of the Kingdom. Fathers Day reminds us to acknowledge all the good that comes to us through the nurture, challenge, and kindness of one another…especially those closest to us. We bless God today for the new life that springs up all around us through the gifts of faith and family. Indeed the faith and freedom we celebrate today in the breaking of the bread fills us with the grace we need to continue forward as people of healing and compassion, welcome and hope.

 —The Jesuit Prayer Team

 

 


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Mark 4: 26-34

He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved(http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations/ ).

 

 

 

 


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