Sunday, June 13, 2021
The readings for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B are filled with images of growth. The first reading (Ezekiel 17:22-24) tells of planting a shoot on a mountain, which then becomes a shelter for the birds. The psalm (Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16) sings ” They that are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” The second reading (2 Corinthians 5:6-10) explains that we should aspire to please God. And in the gospel (Mark 4:26-34) Jesus tells the parable of the seed that grows and the parable of the mustard seed.
Spiritual growth and growth of the Kingdom of God are themes for these readings. Here are some suggested resources for this Sunday: