Friday, January 29, 2010


Gospel Reading today Mark 4:26-29
"...she is up and about during the day and all the while the seeds are sprouting and growing....the soil itself makes this plant grow." Mark 4:27,28

Today the gospel reading talks about the growing seed. The man who scatters the seeds on the soil watches in wonder and amazement at how the plants grows. Two days ago I asked what kind of soil are you? We might not realize the amazing impact we have on our little seeds day in and day out, but with each passing day they are growing and sprouting in our care. Our little acts of love, sacrifice, discipline are all watering our little seeds and helping them grow into a ripe juicy fruit ready for harvest. There are some days we might feel are totally worthless when we get nothing done around the "farm" or when our children are cranky and fighting. Although we might not see it, those days are also fruitful. For we have watered and fed the seeds with love (and frustration) and did not give up on our "crop" (family). Someday when we are old and gray we might finally see these sprouted seeds ripened and beautiful. Some of us might even see harvest time for our children before our own harvest time. No matter what, we will know in our hearts that we were faithful in watering and caring for these plants. We didn't ask our hired hands to do all of the work. We slapped on our gloves and did the dirty work ourselves. We will see that our little acts each and every day produced abundant fruit for Heaven. And someday we will enter into "the heavenly produce department" and see an abundant harvest all from our work on earth. We will hear what we all long to hear, "well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter into the Kingdom of God."

Blessings to you this Friday!

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