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One might say that today’s Gospel is about the everyday miracles we can work if we possess “mustard seed faith.” Often in life, we have the ability to plant proverbial seeds and nurture them into something that will endure into the next generation.
For sure we are all aware of the enormity of the world’s needs. We are very aware of those who are suffering for any number of reasons in our world… We are aware of the need for peace in our world… We are aware of so much that needs a people to care, a people to assist….
Yet often we might wonder what am I, one person or one family, or one Parish able to do that makes a difference? One might respond as one Jewish Scholar reminds us: “walk humbly now, do justly now, love mercy now. You are not expected to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”
Maybe that what St. Paul is reminding us about when he shared that we must “walk with faith, not by sight…” Doing our best to live justly and mercifully; in the future world (time), what is good and just will be clear to everyone.
May we become more and more aware of our ability in word and action to share/to sow, if you will “seeds” of God’s goodness and life and love with anyone and everyone today and every day and in most cases in the small acts of faith and hope and love; the small acts of compassion, kindness and generosity, that bear much good, much fruit today or tomorrow, or something later, at a time that we may never know, but as time that will result in its own miracle that reveals the Kingdom of God in the midst of the blessedness of every day life.