Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

In Jesus’ parable, an enemy sowed weeds in a wheat field. Good and bad mingle in the world. Jesus also used analogies to describe the Kingdom of heaven. Like a large fishing net, the Kingdom draws in people who will get sorted out. An exceptionally fine pearl or a field containing buried treasure has more value than everything given up to obtain it. In seeking eternal life, whatever we expend in doing something good is worth it! When Jesus visited, Martha wanted to serve Him. Mary let the Lord serve her as she listened to His words. When small things, such as a bit of conversation, hardly seem worth the bother, do we recall that God finds humility eminently worthwhile?