Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi

July 21st, 2016
" Why do you talk to them in parables?" Matthew 13 : 10

Jesus is questioned by his disciples as what is the point of the parables.  They have not understood that He is giving them food for thought.  Like the rest of us we like all the answers up front.  It is the easy way out.  Like us they do not recognise they are the privileged ones.  Jesus is giving them food for thought and something to talk about when they go home.  He is hoping that sooner or later it will strike them that he is speaking of heavenly things which are important for everyone to understand.


Jesus open our minds to the wisdom of the parables. Help us reflect on them alone and in company so that we come to a true and better understanding of our faith. Thank you Jesus for revealing the mysteries of the Kingdom in simple language. Amen