11th Sunday O.T. – 2018

 

 11th Sunday O.T.  – 2018

 

“To what shall we compare the kingdom of God”

 

We are able to make comparisons only because of our experience. The purer our experience the weaker is our comparison.

 

Not knowing the kingdom of God, we do not know to what can we compare it. Jesus gives us parables – stories with a hidden meaning.

 

It is like scattered seed on the ground, that grows being hidden in it. The ground plays an important role in the growing of that seed. It – the ground – keeps the seed in.

 

Jesus is the sower, His word is the seed, we who are listening to His word – are the soil (the ground). Accepting the seed (Jesus’ word), keeping it in our minds and hearts (meditating on it, or as Mary did – treasuring it in our hearts) we allow it to spring up and grow. It will get ripe and we will qualify for harvest – meaning – to be accepted into God’s kingdom.

 

Sometimes we think that we need some special moments to do so, so that the Word (the seed) shall start growing in us. Every moment in our life is a good one to let the seed grow. Just take the Word and read it, listen to it, let it in and it shall grow.

 

The most important is just to let God in: into your mind, into your heart and God will let you into His kingdom when the time is ripe. 

 

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

 

 

 

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