Season after Pentecost | 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Ezekiel 17:22-24 (Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15); 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34 | Semi-continuous first reading: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 (Psalm 20)
Parables aren’t too helpful, are they? Here’s what would be helpful: six steps to better discipleship. Or the three secrets of the kingdom of God, spelled out in an acrostic. If only Jesus’ teachings were as simplistic as they are often portrayed.