“One-minute Reasons to ‘Be Catholic!'” #12.

The Father began to plant “seeds” in The Garden of Eden.  The Son planted one “seed” that grew into “the largest of plants”!


Question 1: “What ‘One-minute Reason to ‘Be Catholic’!’ is in Today’s Reading?”

Answer:  “It begins and ends with ‘Seeds’!  Ezekiel 17:22-24:  ‘I, The Lord, bring low the high tree, lift high the lowly tree, wither up the green tree, and make the withered tree bloom.’ is connected to we who are Catholic ‘trees’ in Psalm 92:14-16:

‘They that are planted in the house of The Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.  They shall bear fruit even in old age;  vigorous and sturdy shall they be,  Declaring ‘How just is The Lord, my rock, in Whom there is no wrong.'”


Question 2:  “Is that ‘Simple Reason to be Catholic’ connected to we who are described in 2 Cor 5:6-10?”

Answer:Yes!  ‘Therefore, we aspire to please Him, whether we are at home or away.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense, according to what he did in the body, whether good or evil.’  Then, we see more about the best ‘seeds’:

‘The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower.  All who come to Him will live forever.’ (Luke 8:11)”

Question 3:  “Was His Church-Creating Word, ‘And I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.’ a ‘seed’ that grew into ‘the largest of plants’ in Mark 4:26-34?”

Answer:  “For 2,000 years, Catholic ‘birds of the sky’ have been able to ‘dwell in its shade.’