“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31–32)
The kingdom of the world favors the big and the strong and the powerful. The Kingdom of God is precisely the opposite. Jesus teaches an “upside-down” Gospel, where the poor are rich, the weak are strong, and the least are great. For Jesus people, the issue is not the size of the seed, but the seed itself.
Paul writes to the church in Corinth, “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him” (1 Corinthians 1:27–29).
Mother Teresa was fond of saying, “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” What “small thing with great love” can you do for a neighbor or even a stranger today? Ask God for a renewed vision of the power of the small seed of faith.
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