July 27 – Saturday
Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading MT 13:24-30

Reflection
Sometimes we may think that perfection is acquired by becoming aware of our faults and working to root these out. However, when we become more familiar with Jesus’ attitude to the limited and sinful side of ourselves we learn to accept our limited and sinful self just as Jesus did with Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10). If we don’t accept this side of ourselves, we tend to become fixated with it and fail to appreciate the fullness of life Jesus has already given us.

Prayer:
Be with Jesus and teach us to appreciate all that is good and beautiful about our life. Amen