Browsing the July 2017 archive of A Word From Fr. John

A Word #156| 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time| July 30, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/27/17

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it."

Almost ten years ago, I informed my bosses where I was working that I was resigning from ... Read More »

A Word #155| 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time| July 23, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/20/17

"Master, did you not sow good seed in your field?"

It's incredible to even comprehend how the tiniest of things can grow into something beautiful and awe-inspiring. Just think about it: a human has its origin as a microscopic cell, a seed that can barely be seen or touched ... Read More »

A Word #154| 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time| July 16, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/13/17

"But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold."

Life is full of choices! Sometimes I think that life is one giant multiple choice exam. Obviously there are some ... Read More »

A Word #153| 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time| July 9, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 7/06/17

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

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