EXAMINING YOUR HEART (Mt 13:44-52): 27 July 2008 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

EXAMINING YOUR HEART (Mt 13:44-52):  27 July 2008 (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Today’s Readings

Reading today’s parable made me recall a story I read somewhere about an emperor and a beggar.  It goes this way:

Once there was an emperor who met a beggar as he was coming out of his palace for his morning walk. He asked the beggar, “What do you want?”

To the emperor’s surprise, the beggar laughed and said, “You are asking me as though you can fulfill my desire!”