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Trusting Faith.

 

Jesus said, “Do not be afraid,” but sometimes that is hard to do, particularly when you are in a difficult situation that you are not sure you can handle. Maybe you can remember such a time in your life.

Having faith in Christ does not mean that we will always be spared from the difficulties of life, but it does mean that we can count on Christ to help us through them. Jesus promised that he would always be with us. That promise is a powerful sign of his never-failing love. Jesus’ help flows out to us through his love, and it is our faith in Jesus that opens us up to receive what he wishes to give. If we do not have faith, the door to our heart remains shut, and as some have experienced, that is not a very good feeling. It is much better to feel the peace that comes from a trusting faith! We need only to ask for this precious life-transforming gift.

Let us pray: Lord, help me to trust in you.

Compiled by Deirdre Powell

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Source: Living Faith, Daily Catholic Devotions (adapted).

Jul 10 - St Canute of Denmark (1043-86)

St Canute is to be distinguished form his probably more famous grand-uncle, Canute the Great (c. 990- 1035), who was King of England, as well as Norway and Denmark. St Canute was his grand-nephew who favoured the Church, but was put to death by a disaffected faction led by his brother. He is venerated as a martyr.

Patrick Duffy tells what is known about him.

Protecting the clergy
king knut Our saint, known as Canute IV, was the illegitimate son of Swein Estrithson, nephew of King Canute the Great, and he himself became king of Denmark in succession to his brother Harold in 1080. He married Adela, daughter of Robert I, Count of Flanders and they had one son, Charles.

By this time, Denmark had become at least nominally Christian, having been evangelised from England. Canute made laws protecting the clergy and exacting tithes for their upkeep. He also built and endowed churches.

Planned to be King of England
Although William the Conqueror had established himself in England, some of the Danish earls there rebelled against him and asked Denmark to come to their aid. Twice, once in 1075 and again 1085, Canute prepared to assert a claim to the English throne. Neither attempt was successful. The first was a raid on York which was beaten back. The second caused William enough anxiety to institute the Domesday Survey or census. But Canute never set sail.

Martyrdom?
canuteThe forced collection of tithes for the Church in Denmark aroused resentment and Canute's brother Olaf, who also wanted to be commander of the fleet, became the leader of a rebellious faction against him. Canute was forced to flee and take refuge in the Church of St Alban at Odensee on the isle of Funen. But there, he, his brother Benedict, and seventeen companions were put to death. A cult  arose and miracles were attributed to him. An English monk Aelnoth of Canterbury, wrote his life and Pope Paschal II approved Canute’s cult in 1101.

Patron of Denmark
St Canute is regarded as the patron of Denmark.
Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 10th July, 2020

Friday of 14th week of Ordinary Time, Year 2


FIRST READING

A reading from the book of the Prophet Hosea            14:2-10
We will not say, "Our God!" to what our own hands have made.

The Lord says this:

Israel, come back to the Lord your God;
your iniquity was the cause of your downfall.
Provide yourself with words and come back to the Lord.
Say to him, 'Take all iniquity away
so that we may have happiness again
and offer you our words of praise.
Assyria cannot save us,
we will not ride horses any more
or say, "Our God!" to what our own hands have made,
for you are the one in whom orphans find compassion. –
I will heal their disloyalty,
I will love them with all my heart,
for my anger has turned from them.
I will fall like dew on Israel.
He shall bloom like the lily,
and thrust out roots like the poplar,
his shoots will spread far;
he will have the beauty of the olive
and the fragrance of Lebanon.
They will come back to live in my shade;
they will grow corn that flourishes,
they will cultivate vines
as renowned as the wine of Helbon.
What has Ephraim to do with idols any more
when it is I who hear his prayer and care for him?
I am like a cypress ever green,
all your fruitfulness comes from me.

Let the wise man understand these words.
Let the intelligent man grasp their meaning.
For the ways of the Lord are straight,
and virtuous men walk in them,
but sinners stumble.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm             Ps 50
Response                                   My mouth shall declare your praise.

1. Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offence.
a wash me more and more from my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.                              Response

2. Indeed you love truth in the heart;
then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.
O purify me, then I shall be clean;
O wash me, I shall be whiter than snow.         Response

3. A pure heart create for me, a God"
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.                    Response

4. Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervour sustain me.
O Lord, open my lips
and my mouth shall declare your praise.         Response

Gospel  Acclamation      1 Pt 1: 25
Alleluia, alleluia!
The word of the Lord remains for ever: What is this word?
It is the Good News that has been brought to you.
Alleluia!

Or                                             Jn 16: 13
Alleluia, alleluia!
When the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth,
and he will remind you of all that I have said to you.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew     10:16-23
It is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: Remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as serpents and yet as harmless as doves.

'Beware of men: they will hand you over to Sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the pagans. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes; because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.

'Brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name; but the man who stands firm to the end will be saved. If they persecute you in one town, take refuge in the next; and if they persecute you in that, take refuge in another. I tell you solemnly, you will not have gone the round of the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.'

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Gospel Reflection       Friday          Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time       Matthew 10:16-23

In today’s gospel reading, Jesus paints a stark picture of the hostility that his followers can expect from the surrounding society. They will be dragged before both Jewish and pagan authorities; some of them will be betrayed to those authorities by members of their own families. This was the reality of life for many of Jesus’ followers in the early decades, indeed the first two centuries, of the church’s existence. The sombre picture Jesus paints in that gospel reading may seem very far from our own experience today. Yet, in every age, in every generation, there are Christians who are experiencing the kind of hostility that Jesus describes in the gospel reading. There are several regimes in today’s world which will not tolerate a vibrant church that witnesses to the vision that Jesus had for human living. Even in our own tolerant, pluralist, society, those of us who believe in all that Jesus said and did and who try to give expression to that belief in our way of life can find ourselves somewhat isolated and, even, barely tolerated at times. There will always be some tension between the values of the gospel and the values of the culture in which we try to live the gospel. This gospel reading continues to speak to us today. In the words of that reading, Jesus calls on us to stand firm to the end. In other words, we are to be courageous in our living of our faith in him. The less supportive the culture is of our faith and the way of life it inspires, the more courageous we need to be. In the gospel reading, Jesus assures his disciples that in the difficult days to come, the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus calls ‘the Spirit of your Father’, will be available to them. That same Holy Spirit remains our resource today. It is above all when our faith is put to the test by the culture we inhabit that we need to make our own that lovely prayer in today’s responsorial psalm, ‘Do not cast me away from your presence, nor deprive me of your holy spirit’
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The scripture readings are taken from The Jerusalem Bible, published by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and used with the permission of the publishers.  http://dltbooks.com/The Gospel reflection comes from WEEKDAY REFLECTIONS 2019-20: The Word of God is Living and Active by Martin Hogan and published by Messenger Publications  /c/f www.messenger.ie/bookshop

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Liturgical Readings for: Friday, 10th July, 2020
CÉAD LÉACHT

Sliocht as Leabhar Hóséa, Fáidh          14:2-10
Ní chanfaimid: “A Dhia linn” do dhéantús ár lámh.

Seo mar a deir an Tiarna:

Fill, a Iosrael, ar an Tiarna, do Dhia,
óir baineadh tuisle asat de dheasca do chuid urchóide.
Bíodh riar bhur gcáis de bhriathra agaibh,
agus filligí ar an Tiarna agus abraigí leis:
Maith dúinn ár gcionta uile,
le go bhfaighimid uait rud is fónta,
i ndíol ar na briathra a chanaimid duit.
Ní lorgóimid cúnamh ón Asaír,
ná ní rachaimid i muinín eachra;
go deo arís ní chanfaimid: “A Dhia linn” do dhéantús ár lámh;
(óir is tú a ghlacann trua don dílleachta).

Leigheasfaidh mé a mídhílseacht,
tabharfaidh mé grá dóibh go fonnmhar,
mar ní díol feirge liom iad níos mó.
Silfidh mé ar Iosrael mar an drúcht.
Bláthóidh sí ar nós na lile,
agus cuirfidh sí uaithi a fréamhacha
mar a dhéanann an stóracs.
Caithreoidh a géagáin;
áilleacht na holóige agus cumhracht an stóraics
a dháilfear uirthi.
Lonnóidh siad faoi mo scáth arís;
saothróidh siad arbhar,
agus beidh fíniúna ag fás acu,
a mbeidh cáil orthu mar atá ar fhíon na Liobáine.
Cad ab áil le hEafráim d’íola feasta?
Is mise a thugann éisteacht dó,
agus a bheidh ag faire air.
Táimse cosúil le crann úrghlas cufróige;
más torthúil thusa, tá a bhuíochas sin ormsa.

Tuigeadh an t-eagnaí na briathra sin:
bíodh grinneolas ag an saoi orthu.
Óir is díreach iad bealaí an Tiarna
agus gluaiseann na fíréin dá réir,
ach bíonn siad ina gceap tuisle do lucht na heasumhlaíochta.

Salm le Freagra             Sm 50
Freagra                             Fógróidh mo bhéal do mholadh.
1. Déan trócaire orm, a Dhia, de réir do bhuanghrá:
cealaigh mo choir as iomad do thrua.
Nigh go huile mé ó mo chion,
agus déan mo pheaca a ghlanadh díom           Freagra

2. Féach, is geal leat an croí dílis,
agus i mo lár istigh múineann tú eagna dom.
Croith orm hiosóip agus glanfar mé;
nigh mé agus is gile mé ná an sneachta.          Freagra

3. Cruthaigh ionam croí glan, a Dhia,
agus cruthaigh spiorad daingean as an nua ionam.
Ná díbir amach as do radharc mé
agus ná beir do naomhspiorad uaim.               Freagra

4. Tabhair ar ais dom áthas do shlánaithe
agus tabhair spiorad na díograise mar thaca dom.
A Thiarna, oscail mo bheola,
agus fógróidh mo bhéal do mholadh.              Freagra
SOISCÉAL

Sliocht as an Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Matha          10:16-23
Ní sibhse a bheidh ag caint: is é Spiorad bhur nAthar a bheidh ag caint ionaibh.

San am sin dúirt Íosa lena aspail “Táim do bhur gcur uaim ar nós caorach i measc faolchúnna; dá bhrí sin, bígí chomh géarchúiseach leis an nathair nimhe agus chomh macánta leis an gcolm.

Seachnaígí sibh féin ar dhaoine, mar tabharfaidh siad ar láimh do na sainidríní sibh, agus sciúrsálfaidh siad ina sionagóga sibh, agus seolfar i láthair gobharnóirí agus ríthe sibh mar gheall ormsa chun fianaise a thabhairt os a gcomhair agus os comhair na ngintlithe. Ach nuair a bheidh sibh ar láimh, ná bígí ag fiafraí conas a labhróidh sibh nó go himníoch cad a déarfaidh sibh. Tabharfar daoibh, an uair sin féin, an rud a bheidh le rá agaibh, mar ní sibhse a bheidh ag caint: is é Spiorad bhur nAthar a bheidh ag caint ionaibh.

Tabharfaidh an deartháir a dheartháir féin suas chun báis, agus an t-athair a pháiste féin; éireoidh an chlann amach in aghaidh a dtuismitheoirí agus básóidh siad iad. Agus beidh fuath ag cách daoibh mar gheall ar m’ainmse. Ach an té a sheasfaidh amach go deireadh, sábhálfar é. Má bhítear sa tóir oraibh i gcathair áirithe teithigí go cathair eile. Deirim libh go fírinneach, sula mbeidh cathracha Iosrael siúlta agaibh, beidh Mac an Duine tagtha.

Soiscéal Dé



AN BÍOBLA NAOFA
© An Sagart
Liturgical Readings for: Sunday, 12th July, 2020

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time


FIRST READING

A reading from the book of the Prophet Isaiah           55:10-11
The rain makes the earth give growth.

T
hus says the Lord:gods word
As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth,
making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating,
so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty,
without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm          Ps 64
Response                               Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

1. You care for the earth, give it water,
you fill it with riches.
Your river in heaven brims over
to provide its grain.                                        Response

2. And thus you provide for the earth;
you drench its furrows,
you level it, soften it with showers,
you bless its growth.                                       Response

3. You crown the year with your goodness.
Abundance flows in your steps,
in the pastures of the wilderness it flows.  Response

4. The hills are girded with joy,
the meadows covered with flocks,
the valleys are decked with wheat.
They shout for joy, yes, they sing.               Response

SECOND READING       

A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Romans             8:18-23
The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons.

I tworld waitshink that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.

The Word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation              Mt 11: 25
Alleluia, alleluia!
Speak, Lord, your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!

or

Alleluia, alleluia!
The seed is the word of God, Christ the sower; whoever finds this seed will remain for ever.
Alleluia!

GOSPEL                         

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew         13:1-23
A sower went out to sow.

Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.

sowerHe said, 'Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!'

Then the disciples went up to him and asked, 'Why do you talk to them in parables?' 'Because' he replied 'the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are revealed to you, but they are not revealed to them. For anyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. So in their case this prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled:

You will listen and listen again, but not understand,
see and see again, but not perceive.
For the heart of this nation has grown coarse,
their ears are dull of hearing, and they have shut their eyes,
for fear they should see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their heart,
and be converted
and be healed by me.

'But happy are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear! I tell you solemnly, many prophets and holy men longed to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.

'You, therefore, are to hear the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the evil one comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the man who received the seed on the edge of the path. The one who received it on patches of rock is the man who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But he has no root in him, he does not last; let some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, and he falls away at once. The one who received the seed in thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the lure of riches choke the word and so he produces nothing. And the one who received the seed in rich soil is the man who hears the word and understands it; he is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.'

The Gospel of the Lord.

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Shorter form
GOSPEL
                    

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew               13:1-23
A sower went out to sow.

Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.

sowerHe said, 'Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!'

The Gospel of the Lord.




Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.
Liturgical Readings for: Sunday, 12th July, 2020
CÉAD LÉACHT

Sliocht as  Leabhar Íseáia, Fáidh                55:10-11
Cuireann an bháisteach eascar sa talamh.

Seo mar a deir an Tiarna:gods word

Mar a thagann báisteach agus sneachta anuas ó na spéartha
agus nach bhfilleann suas ar ais gan an talamh a fhliuchadh, gan fás agus eascar a chur ann,
chun go dtuga sé síol don síoladóir agus arán le hithe,
is amhlaidh don bhriathar a théann as mo bhéal, ní fhilleann orm gan toradh,
gan an rud a b’áil liom a dhéanamh agus mo bheart a chur I gcrích.

Briathar Dé.

Salm le Freagra            Sm 64
Freagra                           Thit an síol ar an talamh maith agus thug toradh uaidh.

1. Tugann tú cuairt ar an talamh, á uisciú.
Méadaíonn tú a mhaoin.
Sceitheann abhainn Dé thar bruacha
d'fhonn arbhar a sholáthar dó.                            Freagra


2. Is mar sin a ullmhaíonn tú an talamh
ag tabhairt uisce dá chlaiseanna.
Déanann tú é a bhogadh Ie ceathanna.
Beannaíonn tú a gheamhar.                                 Freagra


3. Cuireann tú barr ar an mbliain le d'fhéile
go mbíonn do chéimeanna ag sileadh le méathras
agus féarach an fhásaigh ar sileadh.                Freagra


4. Tá na cnoic arna gcrioslú Ie gairdeas,
tá na móinéir líonta de thréada.
Tá na gleannta faoi bhrat arbhair:
tógann siad gártha agus canann Ie háthas.  Freagra


DARA LÉACHT             

Sliocht as céad Litir Naomh Pól chuig na Rómhánaigh             8:18-23
Tá an dúlra féin ag tnúth go díocasach le foilsiú chlann Dé.

world waits A bhráithre, measaim nach fiú le háireamh pianta na huaire seo le hais na glóire atá le foilsiú dúinn. Mar tá an dúlra féin ag tnúth go díocasach le foilsiú chlann Dé. Cuireadh an dúlra freisin ó rath, ní dá dheoin féin ach mar gheall ar an té úd a chuir ó rath é, ach i ndóchas; mar fuasclófar an dúlra féin ó dhaoirse na truaillitheachta, chun saoirse ghlórmhar chlann Dé. 22 Is eol dúinn go ráibh an chruthaíocht go léir le chéile go dtí anois ag cneadach le tinneas mar a bheadh sí ar a leaba luí seoil.

Agus ní hé an dúlra amháin atá amhlaidh ach sinne féin chomh maith; cé go bhfuil céadtorthaí an Spioraid againn cheana féin, táimidne ag cneadach freisin inár gcroí istigh agus sinn ag feitheamh le go ndéanfar clann dínn,agus go mbeidh ár gcorp fuascailte.

Briathar Dé.

Alleluia Véarsa            1 Sam 3: 9, Eo 6: 68
Alleluia, alleluia!
Labhair, a Thiarna, tá do sheirbhíseach ag éisteacht.
Is agatsa atá briathra na beatha síoraí
Alleluia!


SOISCÉAL

Sliocht as Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Mhatha          13:1-23
Chuaigh an síoladóir amach ag cur an tsíl...

sowerTháinig Íosa amach as an teach an lá sin agus chuaigh ina shuí cois na farraige, agus tháinig sluaite chomh mór sin le chéile ag triall air go ndeachaigh sé isteach i mbád agus gur shuigh inti, agus an slua go léir ina seasamh ar an gcladach. Agus rinne sé mórán cainte leo i bparabail.

Dúirt: “Chuaigh an síoladóir amach ag cur an tsíl. Agus sa síolchur dó, thit cuid den ghrán le hais an bhóthair, agus tháinig an éanlaith á ithe suas. Thit cuid eile de ar na creaga, áit nach raibh mórán ithreach ann dó, agus nuair nach raibh an ithir dhomhain aige, d’eascair sé gan mhoill. Ar éirí don ghrian, áfach, loisceadh é, agus d’fheoigh sé de cheal fréimhe. Cuid eile fós de, thit sé i measc an deilgnigh, agus d’fhás an deilgneach aníos agus phlúch é. Ach bhí cuid eile de a thit ar an talamh maith agus thug sé toradh uaidh, toradh faoi chéad in áit, faoi sheasca in áit eile, faoi thríocha in áit eile. A té a bhfuil cluasa air, éisteadh sé!”

Tháinig na deisceabail chuige á rá: “Cén fáth ar i bparabail atá tú ag caint leo?” Dúirt sé leo á bhfreagairt: “Is é fáth é, mar tá sé tugtha daoibhse eolas a bheith agaibh ar rúndiamhra ríocht na bhflaitheas, ach níl sé tugtha dóibh siúd. Óir, duine ar bith a mbíonn ní aige, tabharfar dó agus beidh fuílleach aige; ach duine ar bith a bhíonn gan ní, fiú amháin a mbíonn aige bainfear de é. Agus sin é an fáth a bhfuilim ag caint i bparabail leo, mar feiceann siad gan feiceáil agus cluineann siad gan cloisteáil agus gan tuiscint. Agus sin mar atá á comhlíonadh iontu an tairngreacht a rinne Íseáia:

‘Beidh sibh ag cloisteáil go deimhin ach ní thuigfidh sibh,
beidh sibh ag breathnú go deimhin, ach ní fheicfidh sibh,
óir chuaigh croí an phobail seo chun raimhre,
d’éist siad le cluasa bodhránta,
d’iaigh siad a súile,
d’eagla go mbeadh radharc na súl acu,
ná clos na gcluas,
ná tuiscint an chroí,
agus go n-iompóidís agus go leigheasfainn iad.’ “

Ach is méanar do bhur súilese mar go bhfeiceann said agus do bhur gcluasa mar go n-éisteann siad. Deirim libh go fírinneach, b’é ba mhian le mórán fáithe agus fíréan na nithe a fheiceáil a fheiceann sibhse agus ní fhaca siad iad, agus na nithe a chloisteáil a chluineann sibhse agus níor chuala siad iad.”

“Sibhse mar sin, éistigí le parabal an tsíoladóra. Duine ar bith a chluineann briathar na ríochta agus nach dtuigeann é, tagann Fear an Oilc agus sciobann sé leis an ní a cuireadh ina chroí: agus sin é an duine a ghlac an síol le hais an bhóthair. An duine a ghlac an síol ar na creaga, sin é an duine a chluineann an briathar agus a ghabhann chuige le háthas é láithreach, ach ní bhíonn fréamh aige ann féin, ach é neamhbhuan; an túisce is a thagann trioblóid nó géarleanúint mar gheall ar an mbriathar, cliseann air. An duine a ghlac an síol sa deilgneach, sin é an duine a chluineann an briathar, ach go mbíonn cúram an tsaoil agus mealladh an tsaibhris ag plúchadh an bhriathair agus fágtar gan toradh a thabhairt é. Ach an duine a ghlac an síol ar an talamh maith, sin é an duine a chluineann an briathar agus a thuigeann é; agus tugann sé sin toradh uaidh gan teip, faoi chéad nó faoi sheasca, nó faoi thríocha de réir mar a bhíonn.”

Soiscéal Dé.

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SOISCÉAL
Sliocht as Soiscéal naofa de réir Naomh Mhatha            13:1-23
Chuaigh an síoladóir amach ag cur an tsíl...

sowerTháinig Íosa amach as an teach an lá sin agus chuaigh ina shuí cois na farraige, agus tháinig sluaite chomh mór sin le chéile ag triall air go ndeachaigh sé isteach i mbád agus gur shuigh inti, agus an slua go léir ina seasamh ar an gcladach. Agus rinne sé mórán cainte leo i bparabail.

Dúirt: “Chuaigh an síoladóir amach ag cur an tsíl. Agus sa síolchur dó, thit cuid den ghrán le hais an bhóthair, agus tháinig an éanlaith á ithe suas. Thit cuid eile de ar na creaga, áit nach raibh mórán ithreach ann dó, agus nuair nach raibh an ithir dhomhain aige, d’eascair sé gan mhoill. Ar éirí don ghrian, áfach, loisceadh é, agus d’fheoigh sé de cheal fréimhe. Cuid eile fós de, thit sé i measc an deilgnigh, agus d’fhás an deilgneach aníos agus phlúch é. Ach bhí cuid eile de a thit ar an talamh maith agus thug sé toradh uaidh, toradh faoi chéad in áit, faoi sheasca in áit eile, faoi thríocha in áit eile. A té a bhfuil cluasa air, éisteadh sé!”

Soiscéal Dé.



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