Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Jesus cured a crippled woman in the synagogue on a Sabbath. She did not even have to ask. At the home of a Pharisee, the Lord inquired about the lawfulness of working a Sabbath miracle. No one answered, and He healed a man anyway. Jesus compared the Kingdom of God to a tiny seed becoming a huge plant or a little yeast raising a batch of dough. Even little things we do matter in God’s Kingdom. Walled cities in Biblical times had gates large enough to accommodate vehicles and harnessed animals arriving in the flow of traffic. Pedestrians could enter through small doors opened by a guard if locked. When asked if only a few would experience salvation, Jesus advised coming to the narrow door. At the threshold of heaven’s gate, what burdens or offerings do we hope to hand to the Lord when He unlocks the door?