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On Today’s Gospel..

Posted: February 1, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised Heb 10:36

We are promised entry into the Kingdom of God, and all is needed is for us is to love! Love our God with all our heart, love one another and live our lives according to our Father’s plan for us which is always the best plan.  Is it that simple? Yes…..is it going to be hard work? Yes……will we need to suffer? Very likely as life is full of hardships and suffering…..will we go through it alone? No….Jesus is with us every step of the way…  Do we have such faith?

By the blood of Christ we are redeemed, the Word has planted His seed, His blood and water has made the soil fertile, how can we not bear fruit?

With, love, faith,  humility, patience, labour and striving to live a life of holiness, we will not only bear abundant fruit, we spread the joy, comfort and love to all around us. And more often than not, we bear witness to the fruits of others by the very seeds we helped to sow. How can we not use the gifts we have been given? How can we choose not to participate in our Father’s loving plan?

Let us cry out with one voice, “Here I am to serve Lord! Your Kingdom come, Your will be done.” Amen

Gospel
Mk 4:26-34  

Jesus said to the crowds:

“This is how it is with the Kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land
and would sleep and rise night and day
and the seed would sprout and grow,
he knows not how.
Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once,
for the harvest has come.”

He said,
“To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God,
or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground,
is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants
and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
With many such parables
he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.