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Through parables, Jesus asserts that the raw stuff of the daily life of the poordebt bondage, subsistence farming, day labor pools, taxes, crop contamination, food preparationis vital to understanding the reign of God, or as it says in Matthew, "the kingdom of heaven." When the children call-play! JULY 13 Abundant Harvest Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Although we read allegorical explanations of the parables in this week's gospel readings, a parable is not an allegory with a single interpretation and a one-to-one correspondence with the world. Despite international agreements and detailed labor codes, they are routinely exploited, working under dangerous health, safety, sanitary, and housing conditions and earning below the national minimum wage.

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