Tag Archives: St. Matthew

Responding To God’s Call: Is It Full or Lip Service?

While doing this write-up and simultaneously reading St. Matthew’s Parable of the Two Sons, a lot of issues and questions build up in my mind. Jesus said to the chief priests: “Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.” When John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.” If Jesus were alive today, where might we find Him? Would He … Continue reading Responding To God’s Call: Is It Full or Lip Service?

Be Good “Soils”: The Challenge of the “Sower”

When I opened the Bible (which I seldom do as most of the time my research activities are done on the Web) to check on Gospel readings for July, it surprisingly opened to where Chapter 13 of St. Matthew is inscribed, the Parable of the Sower! While this Parable may be one of the well known Bible stories, I am just not so keen about it. I don’t know why it happened that the said page was the first to open up but I felt there was a purpose, probably it was a challenge posed to me by God on … Continue reading Be Good “Soils”: The Challenge of the “Sower”