Sunday 17 June 2018
Week III Psalter. 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Ezekiel 17:22-24. Psalm 91(92):2-3, 13-16. 2 Corinthians 5:6-10. Mark 4:26-34.
Lord, it is good to give thanks to you—Psalm 91(92):2-3, 13-16.
‘It will put out branches and bear fruit and grow into a noble cedar tree.’
Today’s Gospel is a reminder that the kingdom is like a seed with great potential. We can too easily forget the seed of love that God has planted in us and neglect to try to pass it on to others. And even when we do try, most growth is slow.
When we wonder about the kingdom of God in our time we need only consider again the image of the mustard seed.
With prayerful attention and trust in God’s presence, the growth of the kingdom will be made manifest.
With patience and love, hope will grow in our hearts.