Sts Timothy and Titus: Friday 26th January, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Wisdom” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to the crowd, “The Kingdom of God is like a seed that is sprouting and growing. But how it grows, nobody knows.”  Ponder on, “God is Present in all of His creation with Perfection, Beauty and Unity; especially in the human person that reflects His Image and Likeness.  Do we care for God’s Creation?”

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.’