mustard seed

Daily Reflection — From Small Beginnings

A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass… And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to [this] mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:5-6) Each morning when I awake, I first […]

The Mustard Seed and the Kingdom of God

One of the Parables of the Kingdom of God is that of the tiny mustard seed that grows into the largest of shrubs.  What can this parable mean for life in our church today which appears to be contracting, not growing, at least in the Western World?  This article on the comparison of the mustard seed to the Kingdom of […]

Encountering the Word — Mark 4:30-32

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of […]

Encountering the Word — Mark 4:30-32

Photography © by Andy Coan

And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large […]