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October 25, 2022

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DG BookGospel: Luke 13:18-21
And Jesus continued, “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 his 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.”


It is a natural human inclination to imagine God as the biggest, the grandest, and the most
spectacular. Imagining God to be so somehow makes us compensate for our smallness and
creatureliness. And because of such imagination, we miss God when he appears before us
in forms least expected. We look up to God; but as a wise guru observed, “people miss seeing
God because they are too unwilling to look down”; and look around, perhaps. God and His
Kingdom often follow the dynamics of the mustard seed and the yeast in today’s
gospel parables: small, subtle, almost invisible; but they keep transforming the world around.
By the same logic, to be part of this Kingdom, we do not have to do spectacular things; it is
enough to do small things with great love: Like a husband and a wife respecting and caring for
each other and doing the little things to make everyone’s life a bit easier and happier.

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