birds of the air can take shelter in its shade.” Jesus used many such stories, in order to proclaim the word to them in a way that they would be able to understand. He would not teach them without parables; but privately, to his disciples, he explained everything.
Read: Ezekiel prophesies how God will raise up the weak and the insignificant and make them fruitful. Our mission is to do what pleases God and God alone. The Kingdom of God works mysteriously and incrementally only to become the anchor for the entire life on earth.
Reflect: The Kingdom is not the result of human enterprise; it is God’s handiwork. None of our efforts can actually produce the Kingdom; rather, it is the invisible, mysterious unfolding of God’s plan in His time, which will incrementally and eventually grow into its promised fullness. Our task is to be grateful witnesses and let the Kingdom unfold in and through us, though not necessarily by us.
Pray: God, may your Kingdom come!
Act: Recite the Lord’s Prayer meditatively.
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