HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR I.
THEME: The kingdom of God is a mustard seed growing into the biggest shrub of all.
BY: Fr. Diotacious Chikontwe SMA.
*READINGS OF THE DAY*
In our Gospel passage of today, Jesus is teaching and revealing how the Kingdom of God is really like. He compares the Kingdom to a man scattering seeds upon the soil and allowing them to grow well, nurturing them and taking care of them well, and also brought up the example of the mustard seed, which was a truly very small seed barely visible to our eyes, and yet, once grown, the mustard tree is among the largest garden trees around, a truly magnificent and huge increase in size and scale as compared to the humble seed that it was growing from.
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*WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM THE GOSPEL READING OF TODAY?*
There are two things we can learn from the Gospel passage of today.
1. First, so many of us go through life without recognizing the hand of God. Many of us tend to say that the many miracles happen in our lives are just coincidences. But the truth is miracles take place when God’s way coincides with ours. God has given so many graces in our lives and too often we reap the fruits of these graces without taking the time to thank or acknowledge Him.
2. Second, big graces come in small packages. Jesus suggests, that even in those quiet times when we appear to have very little to show for ourselves, God can be working away in our lives for the good, working in us and through us.
In life we are always sowing seeds by everything we say and do. So let us make sure the fruits we reap come from good deeds we do each day no matter how seemingly small and insignificant they are.
The Lord be with You.
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