The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Readings: Genesis 28.10-19a; Psalm 139.1-11, 23-24 (p.370); Romans 8.12-25; Matthew 13.24-43.
Our Gospel reading for today teaches us something of what the Kingdom of heaven is like. We hear three parables: the parable of the wheat and weeds, the parable of the mustard seed, and the parable of the rising yeast.
Each of these Jesus tells in order to encourage us to imagine further what it is like to live as citizens of heaven here on earth. The first reminds us that the kingdom of God knows opposition and that a day will come when this conflict is put right. The second two point to the humble, though significant growth of the kingdom of heaven – even when this is difficult for us to see.
All are welcome to join us at St Barnabas, Charnwood (9:00am) or at St Michael’s, Hall (11:00am).