Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private. (Mark 4:34)
Every Saturday evening, we do Lectio Divina in community. It’s amazing how different interpretations can come from the reading of the same passage. It truly enriches everyone because what I might not have thought about, another person shares. The entire experience results in the Word of God being made more fully appreciated, and observed in all its inexhaustible facets and angles.
Scripture, especially parables, are truly fascinating. They reveal so much while at the same time concealing so much. For this Sunday’s Gospel passage, of the parable of the mustard seed, we spoke of how God in His Wisdom shields us from our own growth in virtue so that pride does seep in and mess up the process. We go along each day, praying, begging for holiness, feeling like the worst of sinners, while others look at us and see growth and maturity in our spiritual lives. We tied all the readings together and found the link between the body and the mustard plant as a home to be transplanted to a new and heavenly home.
Today, I came across a blog which offers yet again another interpretation to the parable of the mustard seed. He speaks of the literal characteristics of the mustard seed and how this imagery parallels with the Kingdom of God.
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Life is such a beautiful adventure, with much to learn and much to discover. Let us continue to ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in His ways. Amen