Most Holy Trinity by Ermes Dovico

GOSPEL PEARLS

Spontaneity 

Night and day, whether he sleeps or rises, the seed sprouts and grows (Mk 4:27)

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Jesus said to the crowds:
“This is how it is with the Kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
and would sleep and rise night and day
and the seed would sprout and grow,
he knows not how.
Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
for the harvest has come.”

He said,
“To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
With many such parables
he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private. (Mk 4:26-34)

 

The faith of Jesus provides the key to understanding the gospel parables and the truth they hide. Those whose hearts are closed to the proclamation of the gospel cannot understand it. This is the reason, the Kingdom of God begins in the humility of a tiny seed, which grows initially hidden in the earth, but its fruits are destined to last because rooted in the Truth that constantly questions the human heart, which yearns for the Truth. Let’s always seek only His truth and not that of the world.