First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
This passage from the Book of Wisdom addresses itself to God, giving praise and thanksgiving for his mercy.
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27
Paul indicates that since people are, in general, unaccustomed to the manner of praying, of speaking directly to God, the Holy Spirit will intercede for them.
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43
According to Matthew, Jesus speaks of the “reign of God” in three parables: the man who soweth good seed, the mustard seed, and the yeast. In each parable, Jesus demonstrates that once the “reign of God” had been established, it grew and spread.