Posted by: livingscripture | October 29, 2019

30th Tuesday of Ordinary Time

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

30th Tuesday of Ordinary Time

October 29, 2019

WORD of the DAY  

Then he said, “What is the kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a person 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.    (Luke 13: 18-19)

 

 

How shall I live this Word?

Jesus tells us of a person who takes a tiny mustard seed and tosses it in the garden.  That seed grows and becomes a luxuriant bush, able to gather hundreds of birds.

Great things always come from what is small, simple, insignificant.  The seeds are there, they seem like nothing, but then they sprout and grow.  How many poor words, perhaps said unawares, have done great good without us knowing it.  How many gestures done superficially or without conviction, have built cathedrals in the hearts and lives of people.  We cannot and should not ever think that what we are living, doing, saying, thinking is useless or meaningless, small or wrong, dull or out of place.  No, everything contributes to make the Kingdom of God blossom because it is the Lord who makes our every word and action grow and flower.

Father, help us to be Your collaborators in building the Kingdom, conscious that all the good we do or say, we owe to You, Lord of Heaven and earth, Creator of human beings and of every living thing.

The voice of  Pope Francis

Our poor work, seemingly small in the face of the complex problems of the world, if inserted in that of God does not fear difficulties. The Lord’s victory is assured.  His love makes sprout and grow every good seed present on the earth.  This opens us to trust and to hope, in spite of the dramas, injustices, suffering that we meet.  The seed of good and of peace buds and develops because the merciful love of God makes it mature.

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