Hebrews 10:32-39; Psalm 96; Mark 4:26-34
Jesus used different parables to speak to the people about the kingdom of God. Today’s gospel presents us with one of such parables – the Parable of the Mustard Seed. Mustard seed is small but produces a big shrub – with one faithful believer the whole world can start believing. Beloved, do not be discouraged by your humble beginning. You may begin small but if it is of the Lord, it will grow into a big mall. The church began so small like the mustard seed but today it is the biggest institute in the world. This growth was not without hardship and struggle. Thus, the first reading acknowledged the struggle we had endured and urged us not throw away our confidence for there shall be a great reward.
Let us pray
My Father and my God speak life anew into my spirit and cause everything in me that is still small to begin to grow. As I grow in the knowledge of the word of God, teach me how to overcome my struggles, teach me to sustain my confidence in you and give me reward that are not just material but eternal. Amen.