Remember journalism? Me neither.
People "of a certain age" tell me that one of the clichés of that quaint activity was that a journalist needed to know the "Five W's" - who, what, where, when, and why.
With the continuity of the readings so far, both the parables and the miracles of Ordinary Time speak to a particular thing or "what" - the kingdom of heaven. But last week's readings also had a little extra, telling us something about the "who" behind the kingdom of heaven.
This Sunday's readings are part of that continuity, but they also give us a bigger picture of the "who" behind the kingdom of heaven. We'll look at the Old Testament reading tomorrow.
Readings for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/081014.cfm