Tuesday 25 October 2022
Ephesians 5:21-33. Happy are those who fear the Lord – Psalm 127(128):1-5. Luke 13:18-21.
Let us build the kingdom of God in our everyday lives
‘What is the kingdom of God like?’, ponders Jesus. ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with?’ he asks another time. Only metaphor, allegory, parable will do, it seems. The metaphors in today’s Gospel point to the everyday. The kingdom is like a mustard seed or like yeast. The kingdom is something unassuming that grows. Its growth provides, like shelter or food.
We are invited to find the kingdom, to help build it, in our everyday lives. In the mundane and unassuming. In that which will grow and provide. The fullness of the kingdom of God might be beyond our grasp, but we are called to participate in it. The fundamental message in our first reading today is to love and respect. If we do this in our relationships maybe we can see the kingdom of God grow in and through them.