Jesus’ tells three different stories about how good actions help us get to heaven!
Gospel Reflection for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus tells three parables about the Kingdom of Heaven. In the first parable, Jesus tells us about a field that has wheat and weeds. This parable reminds us that there are many different people in the world. Some people are good, and other people do bad things, but in the end, we have to remember that only God knows our hearts and only He can truly judge what we have done.
In the parable of the mustard seed, Jesus talks about how a tiny mustard seed, when it is planted, becomes a big tree. Jesus is like the mustard seed because He was humble and obedient. Jesus’ death and resurrection are like the seed planted in the ground. Because Jesus died for us, we can all live in Him and with Him in Heaven, just like the birds resting in a tree.
In the last parable, Jesus talks about how a little yeast spreads through the whole loaf of bread. We are like the yeast. It doesn’t matter if we are small or feel as if we cannot do a lot. Even little sacrifices or acts of kindness can make a big difference just like a little bit of yeast makes a big difference in the loaf of bread.