July 20, 2014

16th Sunday - A

Matthew 13: 24-43

Small Beginnings

A giant sequoia tree can be taller than a 20-story building, and longer than a Boeing 747 at over 300 feet.

Yet, its seed is tiny.  One seed, among many, hidden in a cone the size of an egg, can grow into such a tree.  And one seed is all it takes.

Similarly, the mystery of the Kingdom of God, as Jesus tells us using the images that the people of his time can relate – the mustard seed and yeast.

And it is also true with the seed of evil and destruction.   The weeds, tiny as they are, can choke up the wheat of goodness.

May we strive to always sow the seeds of the Kingdom, the tiny yet powerful seeds of love.

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