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Year A Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

This parable is about the Kingdom. Rational Intelligence thinks in terms of the Kingdom of Heaven as a position or place above us. Spiritual Intelligence sees the Kingdom as a condition or Presence in us.  Read more

Year A Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The Kingdom is compared to someone who sows good seed in his field. An enemy sows weeds. The plants came up with the weeds. The decision is to let them grow together until the harvest when the weeds will be burned and the wheat stored in the barn. Rationally this story is quite simple. The Son of man sows the good seed which are the children of the Kingdom. The weeds are the children of the devil. The field is the world. The reapers are angels who gather out of His kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers. The righteous will shine in the Kingdom of their Father at the end times.  Read more

Sixth Sunday in Lent

Passion Week. “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” The Passover meal starts with the lighting of the candles and the breaking and hiding of a piece of the Afikomen. Afikomen means “after the dinner” and refers to a kind of cookie dessert. The children search for the broken piece after the meal. Whoever finds it gets a special treat. Then they all were involved in the sharing of a desert. Each person has a cup for the meal. There are four times the cups are filled, each with special meaning. There is a place set for Elijah to come with a plate and a cup of wine as well. The door is left ajar for him to come as a sign the Messiah has arrived.  Read more

Pentecost XX Mark 10:17-31

Mark 10:17-31."Sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and come, follow me." How hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! Worldly thinking believes we must sell all we have and give it to the poor so that we can follow Jesus. Godly understanding knows that, in our heart, we cannot depend upon anything other than the Presence of Jesus for our life.  Read more

Pentecost III Mark 4:26-34

The rational looks for what is at the center of the parable. It is the seed. The Kingdom of God is like a seed planted. Spiritually thinking, the Kingdom of God is the ground not the seed.  Read more

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