All of us have seeds that were planted in us as children that now are bearing fruit. As you think back on your childhood, what are the most significant seeds that were planted?
What part do people play in the growing of God's Kingdom? What part don't we play? Does knowing that the growth of the Kingdom is ultimately in God's hands cause you to rest or to work more? Why?
At what stage is the Kingdom of God in your life now: Still a seed? Sprouting? Producing a harvest? Fighting against the weeds?
According to Jewish law, it was forbidden to plant mustard seed in any garden, as it was considered to be a noxious weed that would quickly take over the garden. Besides the size of the seed, it is likely that by using a mustard seed, Jesus was also pointing out the power of the Kingdom of God. How have you seen the Kingdom of God subtly at work in your world? What might we do to train our eyes to see the seeds of the Kingdom that are not easily visible?
Mother Teresa once said, "We can do not great things, only small things with great love." How can our love for others be a force for the transformation of this world into a revelation of the Kingdom of God?
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