Reading I: Exodus 24:3-8
Responsorial: 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30
People say there is no devil and that he is a figment of our imagination. Well. I wonder if the people who died yesterday in Norway were killed by a sick or a bad man?
Such a person must have given themselves over, bit by bit to the influence of evil. Over years they would have gradually harboured more and stronger extreme thoughts, never saying to themselves, "where is this leading?