Date: June 17, 2018 This week we hear a parable from Mark’s gospel that describes the surprising growth of God’s kingdom. It is described as the smallest of seeds that can become great, such as a large plant giving shelter to the birds. The broadcast of seeds, falling everywhere, is the precursor to a abundant harvest. A reminder that small things are beautiful and that God can do great things from small seeds. Today’s readings inspire us to see God’s energy and insight present in unexpected places and that includes ourselves and our congregation. We look beyond the obvious to discover God moving in unlikely persons and situations. In all things God works for good and though seeds often appear to be unimportant, a great harvest and wonderful possibilities are on the horizon for those who see with eyes of faith and bring forth great things from small beginnings.
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