In this week’s Encountering the Word video, Jeff Cavins discusses the significance of the parables of the weeds in the wheat, and the mustard seed in the Gospel reading for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27
Alleluia: cf. Matthew 11:25
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43
Meet Jeff Cavins
Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.
Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives.