16th Week in Ordinary Time

Even if Jesus’ followers didn’t understand a parable at first, maybe they would remember the story and think about it—like the story of seed falling on hard, rocky, weed-choked, and good ground. When faith takes root in us, we live fruitful lives. The Lord treats people of good will (the Father’s will) as family. Jesus gladly fields questions, even if people don’t fully realize what they’re asking. When our prayers seem to go unanswered, have we asked to be served, instead of how we might serve?