Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“All leadership in the Kingdom of God is by example.”

“Modern prophets say that our economics have failed us. No! It is not our economics which have failed; it is man who has failed-man who has forgotten God. Hence no manner of economic or political readjustment can possibly save our civilization; we can be saved only by a renovation of the inner man, only by a purging of our hearts and souls; for only by seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Justice will all these other things be added unto us.” ― Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, The Prodigal World

Gospel Text: (Lk 13:18-21)
Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like?
To what can I compare it?
It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden.
When it was fully grown, it became a large bush
and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.”

Again he said, “To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God?
It is like yeast that a woman took
and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour
until the whole batch of dough was leavened.”

In the Gospel, Jesus offers two analogies for the Kingdom of God.  He speaks of the effect of yeast in flour to leaven bread and to dramatically increase its size.  It is easy to see the effect when we leave rolls or bread in a warm environment usually letting the dough double in size or more. 

The Kingdom will expand us well beyond what we can even imagine if we open our heart to it. 

No comments:

Post a Comment