MY daily reflection and prayer:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Luke 13:18-21
Jesus 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.” Again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord.
IN the Gospel today, Jesus Christ tells us two parables to help us understand the Kingdom of Heaven. First, the Kingdom of Heaven is like the mustard seed. Although it is so small as to be nearly invisible, it grows into a big tree, big enough for birds to make a nest in. It can give shelter and support to others.
Second, the Kingdom of Heaven is like the leaven. It has a mysterious property. Although it seems to be nothing special itself, even a small amount of it, mixed with dough, causes the dough to rise. The Kingdom of Heaven enriches our lives.
In the Perpetual Adoeation of the Eucharist we adore Jesus Christ who grants us grace to transform the ordinary acts of our day, making them much nicer and more usefull in God’s eyes. He gives us grace to transform our lives and societies according to his plan of salvation.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, we have seen so much of your Kingdom that we should believe without hesitation, yet we still worry about the final triumph of your Kingdom. Help us to have a greater faith, not only to believe what you said, but to help the spread of the Kingdom continue to come true in our lives, societies and cultures now and forever. Amen.