17th Week, Ordinary Time : Monday, 27th July 2020

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 13:31-35

Jesus put another parable before the crowds, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air can come and shelter in its branches.’

He told them another parable, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’

In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables. This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: I will speak to you in parables, unfold what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Our Christian faith should be like the mustard seed that grows slowly, but steadily. Daily, we should try to draw others closer to God and His Kingdom through the witness of our lives.


  • Ponder on the ways you live daily and ask yourself, “How do I inspire others to become more Christ-like?”


  • “Are some of my attitudes and behaviours e.g. pride, selfishness etc. drawing others away from God?”