Sunday Reflection, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 13, 2014): The Sower, Connection with Creation and Teilhard de Chardin

Teilhard de Chardin

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“We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” — Romans 8:22-23

This Sunday is the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The readings can be found here.  The Gospel reading is the wonderful parable of the sower.  I can especially relate to this parable as I have (and continue to) fit each of the descriptions in my life.  While I strive to fit the description of the fertile soil where the seed takes root, way too often I fall short.

This week’s reflection comes from St. Mary of the Woods Parish in Chicago, IL USA. You can find the full reflection here but set forth below is an excerpt which focuses on the wonderful Second Reading from St. Paul (including…

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