Gospel Mark 4:26-34
Jesus tells us that size just doesn’t matter it what we do that does.
In Sunday’s Gospel, Mark 4:26-34, Jesus uses the story of the mustard seed to describe God’s Kingdom.
Mustard seeds are tiny but grow into big bushes with big branches. Big enough for birds to be able to sit in and get out of the sun.
Jesus is telling us that size doesn’t matter – even the tiniest seed can produce a great big tree. And the same is true for us – even the smallest person can do great things. And even the smallest action can have big results.
For example, talking to someone if they look lonely, is a little thing you can do – it hardly takes any time at all. But to the person who is lonely, it can make a really big difference.
And if lots of people do something small, it can make a really, really big difference. A bit like how a drop of water isn’t very much on its own, but
join it together with thousands of other drops, and you get the great big sea! Together, small actions add up to make a big difference. The smallest seed can grow into the biggest bush. What small actions will you take this week to make a difference to other people?
Loving God, you show us that the littlest actions can have huge results, and that the smallest of people can do great things. Inspire us to play our part in making the world a fairer place for all people. Amen.
Andrew Olive, Headteacher
“It is God who makes it grow. Man is his humble collaborator, who contemplates and rejoices in divine creative action and waits patiently for its fruits.”
– Pope Francis, Angelus 2015