Matthew 13:36-43 Shining like the sun

Matthew 13:36-43

36Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one,39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!”

  • Light a candle remembering Christ’s presence with you.
  • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you.
  • What sun is shining in you today?
  • Where is the sun shining?
  • Where is the sun hidden?
  • Where do you need for the sun to shine?
  • Sit outside today and allow the sun to penetrate you, seeping deeply into your body.
  • Ask these questions again
  • What sun is shining in you today?
  • Where is the sun shining?
  • Where is the sun hidden?
  • Where do you need for the sun to shine?
  • Ask God to provide sunshine in these dark places.
  • Give thanks to God for the rays that are sustaining you.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, July 10 2011,  Year A
Genesis 25:19-34
Psalm 119:105-112
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.

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