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Tuesday 30th in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 13,18-21): Jesus continued speaking, «What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? Imagine a person who has taken a mustard seed (…)». Jesus continued speaking, «What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? Imagine a person who has taken a mustard seed and planted it in the garden. The seed has grown and become like a small tree, so that the birds of the air shelter in its branches». And Jesus said again, «What is the kingdom of God like? Imagine a woman who has taken yeast and hidden it in three measures of flour until it is all leavened».

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today Jesus discovers part of God’s "psychology". It all comes down to the "mustard seed". It is the smallest of all seeds (so tiny, almost invisible), but when it put down roots and grows it becomes a bush that can cover everyone with his shadow. And it grows step by step, without making noise. That sounds weird because man usually is "Much ado about nothing". However, the "silent" God, the "hidden" God acts as the seed ...

-Holy Mary, young, unknown, from an even lesser-known town ... "All generations will call me blessed": Lourdes, Fatima ... All of them -She and His chosen ones- small, insignificant, but what a whirlwind of holiness! This is how God works.

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