Posted by: livingscripture | June 14, 2015

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

From the Word of the DaySower

“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 through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.”         (Mark 4: 26)

How should we live this Word

 Today, God’s Word helps us to redimension all our anxieties.  The Kingdom of God grows on its own…it is enough to let it meet our reality, to penetrate the good soil of our life and that seed, to which Mark compares the Kingdom, grows.  It is a brief, unique parable that reveals a fundamental aspect of our growth in God.  St Paul would say that we truly move, are, and exist in Him (Cf. Acts 17: 28), that all tends to the good of those who love God, even that which may seem hostile; “Whether we eat or drink or live or die, we are in the Lord” (1 Cor. 10: 31).

The Kingdom of God grows because it is in us and around us; it is not so much our strength that protects it, defends it, and that makes it generative.  We must welcome it, spread it, and allow it to penetrate into our history.  Its power is in transforming death into life, impossibility into possibility, pessimism into hope, and cynicism into love.

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ponder this parable and let it console and encourage me amid the dark events of our times, certain that the Kingdom grows and flourishes.

Lord, grant that my faith may not become an apology for Your Word, but like the person of the parable, may I never tire of planting the Seed of Your Word that sprouts and grows by itself, bringing new opportunities of life for everyone.

 The Voice of St. Paul

Do not let anything upset you, but in every necessity tell God of your needs, with prayers, supplications, and thanksgiving; and the peace of God which surpasses all intelligence, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.” (Cf. Phil. 4: 6-7)

 

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