Homily of the Day

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

From little things come great things. With the parable of the mustard seed, Jesus shows us that the Kingdom of God begins or starts in little steps, but it must be seen, it must be visible and noticed in the world. It must spread, be fruitful like a tree giving shade to the birds and protecting them with its foliage. We believers must show through our love the signs of the kingdom; sign of peace, love and forgiveness. Jesus also said, “Let your light shine” We must not enclose ourselves like ghettoes but spread out our goodness to be useful to the people.

Every baker sees the usefulness of yeast in baking bread. Yeast is given as an example for the growth of the Kingdom. By living the gospel values, we spread goodness, peace, love. By sharing love with others, we increase goodness and we multiply it.

Are we this little mustard seed? Do we make this mustard seed grow in our homes, schools, and work places? “Let your light shine that they may see your good works and give glory to the Father,” and others will do the same. Then, they will say-  “There is the Kingdom.” Where there is love, there is God.