Friday, February 1, 2019

The Mysteries of the Kingdom of God

In  today's responsorial psalm, Psalm 37, we are asked to "[c]ommit to the Lord your way; trust in him, and he will act."  Every year when a farmer cultivates his/her crop, he/she does just that!  

Jesus, in today's Gospel, Mark 4: 26:34, likens the Kingdom of God  to persons who plant seeds, go to sleep, rise day after day, see the seed sprout and grow, "he [she] knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the grain is ripe, he [she] wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come."

You and I are "plants" in God's garden!  We are "seeds" sown by God himself!  We grow into God--we know not how--but as time progresses we become Christ in the world of today. By the grace of God we yield fruit that will last for all eternity--that fruit is love!

And so we pray the Gospel Acclamation of today's liturgy:  Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones--to you and me--the mysteries of the Kingdom" (Cf. Mt 11:25).

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