Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 13,31-35
Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “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.'”
He spoke to them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.”
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. He spoke to them only in parables,
to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: “I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world.”
In the small things we find the great ones
1) The small: God shows us that it is in the small things that the great arises. Simplicity can fix the most complex problems of your life . When you seek to lead a simpler life, things become clearer. Maybe your thoughts have made you confused, and your life is in turmoil. Go back to the small things and simple ways in life. Go back to that person who smiled and danced with childlike joy. Go back to those basic things that made you live your life in a simple and beautiful way. Could it be that you have complicated your life too much lately?
2) The Kingdom of Heaven: the Kingdom of God is built on solid, concrete, and simple concepts; it is not necessary to be scholars in theology to announce the Kingdom. The Kingdom of God is built in this world with simple things. God’s kingdom comes into lives through our simple acts and gestures : through kind words, serving others pleasantly at the table, treating everyone nicely, or simply doing everyday jobs with ehthusiasm. The Kingdom should be presented in the simplest way possible.
3) Announce: Jesus is clever and He makes you think. Today we must use our imaginations about how to spread the gospel. Maybe through an audio, an image or a face page. Anyway, think of a clever proposal of how to take Jesus to our brothers …Let’s work together so that others come to Jesus. Are you up for it?
God bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Heaven is our goal !