3rd Week in Ordinary Time (Year B) : Friday 29th January, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Faith – God Provides: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that faith is a pure gift from God.  Insofar as we value and nurture our faith, God will give us the needed strength and wisdom to live the faith with fidelity.  The challenges in life are not to dampen our faith, but  are opportunities to deepen our love for Jesus.

  Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 4:26-32

Jesus said to the crowd, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, at once he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’

He also said, ‘What can we say that the kingdom is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which, at the time of its sowing, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth. Yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’