Wednesday, June 10, 2015
by Sister Francis Bangert
In these early summer days when we are taken up with planting
seeds, watching mysterious growth and anticipating a fruitful
harvest, we hear in both the first and third Scripture readings for
Sunday how growing God's reign is like planting a new shoot or a
tiny mustard seed.
The Reign of God is living in the spiritual realities of truth, justice, goodness, and love. And like a tiny mustard seed that grows into maturity providing shelter for the birds of the sky, so the growing Reign of God reaches out and welcomes all to live in peace and harmony.
All of us are mustard seeds. With time and proper nourishment, we grow into adulthood, living more fully in the truth of who we are, living in right relationship with others and with Mother Earth, living in the goodness that is God, living in the spirit of loving one another.
As we tend our flowers and gardens these days, consider the following: How am I using the precious gift of time to create harmony through nonviolence in my relationships with others, especially with those who look, speak, think differently than I? With Mother Earth?
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