Gospel Reflections

Weekly Gospel Reflections

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June 12/13

First Reading:

The prophet Ezekiel’s image of God growing Israel into a mighty majestic cedar tree bearing fruit, with birds nesting in its branches was intended to be words of comfort for the exiled Israelites in Babylon. How do you find God’s comfort in times of distress?

Second Reading:

Paul encourages the believers in Corinth to be courageous in knowing one day all will appear before “the judgment seat of Christ.” How confident are you in reflecting on judgment day?


Mark tells us that Jesus often spoke in parables to the crowds about the kingdom of God. Today’s parables speak to the often unseen and subtle growth of the kingdom of God in our midst. How might you better observe the kingdom of God at work in your life?