Where are you?

weedsWhere are you? It is the most often question asked on cell phones now that we hardly use land phones anymore! I wonder if Jesus talked so much about the Kingdom because he wants us to understand clearly where we really are? In today’s Gospel, Jesus presents us disciples with three kingdom pictures about where they/we really are: we are in a landscape of good and evil where we can’t get rid of evil without getting rid of good — like weeds growing in the midst of wheat; we are in a world where small, insignificant things have huge potential — like mustard seeds that become big plants; we are in a world where patience is needed while things grow to readiness — like bread dough slowly expanding from the yeast in it. When I look back at my life, I give thanks no one pulled me up when I was a younger, pushy, impatient, judgmental and somewhat arrogant weed, and so I could grow into a gentler, kinder self! We all have a weedy side, don’t we, but also huge potential for growth! Given enough time and grace, we do change for the better, and that is the good news for today!

– Blog entry by Sister Mary Garascia

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