Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Preach the gospel at all times use words if necessary. - St. Francis of Asisi

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Forgive my many grammatical and punctuation mistakes :). - mjdasma

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Reflections for June 17, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 4:26-34


My Reflections:
There was a man who habitually shares inspirational and wisdom filled bible verses to his relatives and friends. He used every means available to share it such as through internet, mobile phones and the like. Regardless if he would get a reply of appreciation or not he  continuously sends it to them.

There was one day wherein he accidentally met one of those friends who regularly receives his inspirational bible verses. His friend told him this: “Thank you for the daily inspirational bible verses that you’ve been tirelessly sending me, you’ve been planting the seeds of God’s kingdom in my heart, it gives me hope and it strengthens my faith in Jesus.”

In today’s gospel Jesus make use of two comparisons to describe the kingdom of God: the man who scattered seed and the mustard seed that became a great tree. Both seeds grew fruitfully and became useful, the scattered seed grew and was usefully harvested. The small mustard seed that was planted became big and had large branches where birds dwell in its shade.  

Let us think about and ask ourselves if we have planted seeds of faith, goodness and humility in the hearts of our fellowmen. Let us think about and ask ourselves if we have planted the seed of Jesus in their hearts so that it may also grow in them and become as big as the mustard seed.

 We might have not planted anything yet that will grow and bear much fruit in their hearts. Lest we forget that one of our foremost missions as Christians is to scatter and plant the seeds of Jesus and our faith by sharing and living it.

Have we done something to sow the seeds of Jesus in the hearts of our fellowmen?   

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