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Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 13:18-21): Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed (…)." Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.” Again he said, “To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was 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 puts 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.