Word for the Week of July 27

Pearl of Great Price, by Joy Stained Glass Studio

I've posted the Word for the Week on the sidebar and it consists of the shorter form of this Sunday's gospel (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A). If you click on the scripture reference on the sidebar you'll find the longer form of the text. Here's the gospel text, but be sure to refer to the three scriptures for Sunday.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The kingdom of heaven
is like a treasure buried in a field,
which a person finds and hides again,
and out of joy goes and sells all that he has
and buys that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.
When he finds a pearl of great price,
he goes and sells all that he has and buys it."

The image above is a beautiful stained glass window at the Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. The window is the work of Joy Stained Glass Studio in Oak Grove, Missouri. The window is titled, Pearl of Great Price. (Click on the image for a larger version!)

If you scroll down you'll find several other posts on this weekend's scriptures and after the last Mass on Sunday I'll post my homily on these texts.


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