16th Sunday of Ordinary Time Cycle A

23rd July 2017

16th Sunday Cycle A

In the Book of Wisdom we note there is a real sense of sin but this is accompanied with a realisation of the infinite power of God to forgive, overcome and counteract the effects of sin; and the lesson we should learn from this is about our own attitude to others.

Paul in the letter to the Romans adds to the process suggested in the first reading with the idea of the very Spirit of God enabling us (saints, as he calls us) to emulate the attitude of God and to pray appropriately.

In the reading from Matthew we hear in story form the very way that God is with the world He creates and the way that we should recognize in our world of change – from failure to success, from small to surprisingly grand!

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