Friday, January 27, 2017

“Plant your tiny seeds and keep watering them every day. Soon, they’ll grow.”

“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson: (1850 – 1894: was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer.)

Gospel Text: (MK 4:26-34)
Jesus said to the crowds:
"This is how it is with the Kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
and would sleep and rise night and day
and the seed would sprout and grow,
he knows not how.
Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
for the harvest has come."

He said,
"To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade."
With many such parables
he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.

The smallest of faiths can impact our communities. If the smallest of faiths can move mountains, then it can certainly work to transform our communities. As we grow in our faith, we inspire others to live closer to God. Our faith impacts and transforms our families. It spreads the fruit of the spirit across the lines of our communities and proclaims the love of Christ in all places, in all communities, and at all times. The smallest of faiths can be inspirational and guide others to be transformative.

For this to happen, we cannot say that we do not have enough faith to walk this road, or this isn’t for me. The path of discipleship, of growth in Christ, is for all believers – big and small. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, the smallest of faiths in our hearts can grow into something beautiful.

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