A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, January 26, 2007

Don't be afraid of the small

When we think of evangelizing, some people think big: media blitzes, massive marches, missionary work on the other side of the world, etc.

But in today's Gospel (Mark 4:26-34), our Lord reminds us that, by his grace, the smallest of seeds can produce the most spectacular of results.

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.

May we never hesitate to plant seeds of faith at every moment of our day, no matter how small those seeds may seem.