“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed
that a person took and sowed in a field.
It is the smallest of all the seeds,
yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants.
It becomes a large bush,
and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.'” (Mt 13:31-32)
Today’s Gospel has two images of faith: as a mustard seed and as yeast. In each of those images, something very small — and relatively unexplainable — effects great change.
The mustard seed, once planted, grows to such immense proportions that it provides shade and shelter. The yeast, so tiny, allows the dough to rise to provide bread.
Just a little bit of faith can effect great change in our lives as well. Yet, so many people walk around with no faith. They have given up, a long time ago, trusting in God and have placed all their trust in themselves.
It cannot be like that with us. If our lives are to make any sense at all, we need to hold on to our faith and let God effect the changes in our lives that He desires.
FAITH ACTION: In prayer, tell God what you would like to accomplish today. Then, ask Him if that is what He wants you to accomplish. Be open to His prompting this day.