Opening the Word
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Episode 38 • 6m 51s
This week we read three of Jesus's most famous parables: the sower and the seed, the mustard seed, and the yeast in the three measures of flour. What do all of these have in common? You might say they are stories about faith and how it grows and develops. This is correct, but they also have something else in common: the theme of patience.
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