Homily (Reflection) for the Twenty-First Sunday of the Year (A) (23rd August, 2020) on the Gospel Is 22:19-23; Ps 137:1-3.6.8. (R.v. 8); Rom 11:33-36; Matt 16:13-20. There is a story about an irreligious farmer in one of our western states, who gloried in his irreligion, and he wrote a letter to a local newspaper in these words: “Sir, I have been trying an experiment with a field of mine. I prowled it on Sunday. I planted it on Sunday. I cultivated it on Sunday. I harvested it on Sunday. I carted the crop home to the barn on Sunday. And now, Mr Editor, what is the result? This October I have more bushels to the acre from the field than any of my neighbours have”. He was expecting applause from the editor who was not known to be religious man himself. When the irreligious farmer opened the next publication of the paper, there was his letter printed just as he had sent it, but underneath it was the short but significant sentence: “God does not always settle accounts in October.” Topic: The District of Caesarea Philippi.