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Reflection on the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time


  • Ezekiel 17: 22-24I make low trees grow
  • Psalm 91It is good to give you thanks, O Lord
  • 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing the Lord
  • Mark 4: 26-34It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all.


Sometimes we think we are making no progress in the spiritual life. When (if!) we go to Confession it is always the same old, same old. Our prayers seem routine, or even non-existent. We are reluctant to go to Mass. In short, we think our faith is weak and tiny. It may be – but what potential! Jesus tells us the smallest of seeds can grow into a mighty shrub. We co-operate with the Holy Spirit and the sky is truly the limit for our faith. Let us trust more and strive less – but above all let us be prepared to grow – there is literally nothing that can stop the work of God.

Reflection on the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time