Pray for continued success

Editor,
The homily (a short sermon) given at St. Joseph Church on June 16 was drawn from two scripture readings: Ezekiel 17: 22-24 and Mark 4: 26-34.
The essential teaching was that even though people of good intentions tirelessly work to improve the world and further the eventual institution of the Kingdom, any progress in this effort is actually provided by God. People of good will must do the work, but, because of their efforts, God ultimately is the one who causes the success to come about.
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