My family spent this Sunday going to mass, having a wonderful dinner with family, and swimming in the great outdoors! The pool was a cool way to beat the incredible heat wave we’ve been experiencing in the South.
I found this neat, very short article today on Zenit.com. The pope addressed pilgrims from the papal summer home, “Castel Gandolfo”(pictured above – in case you’ve never seen it). Pope Benedict XVI encouraged parents to take their kids outdoors and to enjoy nature during this vacation time. He said that we should seize the opportunity to teach our children respect for God’s creation. We should also help them to see the “Grandeur of the Creator” in God’s handiwork.
Referring to today’s familiar gospel of the seed sown under different conditions, the pope says that Jesus often used creation to explain the mysteries of our faith. He ended with this: “May the images he uses become familiar to us,” he said. “Let us remember that the divine reality is hidden in our daily lives like the seed in the soil. May it bear fruit in us! I wish you all a good Sunday!”