Monday 30 July 2018
Jeremiah 13:1–11. Deuteronomy 32:18–21. Matthew 13:31–35.
You have forgotten God who gave you birth. Deuteronomy 32:18–21.
‘I made the whole House of Israel and the whole House of Judah cling to me.’
Faith, like the mustard shrub, begins with the smallest of seeds. If it is nurtured, the seed of faith grows into something large enough to shelter others. The birds rest in the tree, and eat, one supposes, from the tree, and therefore spread the seeds. The seeds are then sown to grow more trees.
Jesus sowed the seed of faith.
Who are we? Seeds? Trees? Birds?
Are we seed sowers, like Jesus?
Do we know the seeds we sow?
Do we know if our faith shelters others?
Let us consider today an invitation to cooperate with Jesus in making the world more welcoming to people in need of his peace.