Faith Daily | 25 October 2022
PRAYER of the DAY - APBA p593
Almighty and everlasting God,
give to us the increase of faith, hope and love;
and, that we may obtain what you promise,
make us to love what you command;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
GOSPEL for the Day: Luke 13: 18-21
18 Jesus said therefore, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? 19It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.’
20 And again he said, ‘To what should I compare the kingdom of God? 21It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’
GOSPEL REFLECTION: Rev’d Sandra
The gospel today is very much about teaching what marvellous things that the Lord has done for us. We imagine that the tiny mustard seed suffers as it goes through its stages of growth, being cultivated and nurtured by the rain and the sun. The same with the flour mixed with yeast and water, kneaded and left to rise.
What happens within the seed and the flour is unseen but, nevertheless, transformative. The tiny seed becomes a large tree, the flour becomes bread. The process is slow, the utmost patience is needed but the result is amazing. So it is with us. What is to come is as yet unrevealed, but we live in hope that we too will be transformed. God’s kingdom is growing all around us; there is much growth happening quietly and often we do not see it.
Good News does not make the headlines very often. However, just like the seed and the yeast, there are people within our community quietly making a difference and revealing to those in need, the glory that is waiting for us all. The challenge is – do we notice them?
FINAL PRAYER Soren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855)
Our Father, you called us and saved us to make us like your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ. Change us, day by day, by the work of your
Holy Spirit so that we may grow more like him in all that we think
and say and do, to his glory.