July 30. Sunday 17A.  Fr Fidelis in his homily was focusing on the elderly as the month for the elderly was fast drawing to a close.  He reminded the congregation that in the gospel there was much talk about treasures of all kinds and how these treasures were valued.  One man covered up the treasure and quickly bought the field where it was hidden. The fishermen, with their net full, sorted out the good and threw away the bad fish.  Jesus concluded by saying that at the end of time, or for each of us at the end of our own time, we will be judged and sorted according to our deeds. “I believe that grandparents, after many years of caring for children and maybe grandchildren too, will receive the reward they deserve.”  Fr Fidelis concluded.    

Reflect, share, act. Scripture:   The kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad.  So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 13: 44-52. Pope Francis:  The family must always be a place where when something good happens to one of its members they know that others will be there to celebrate with them. AL 110.  A family that fails to respect and cherish its grandparents, who are its living memory, is already in decline, whereas a family that remembers has a future. AL193