July 30, 2018 Monday
Gospel – Mt 13:31-35
Lord, reign in me
One of my friends was working in a cereal company. She would talk about the ‘exciting’ process that a grain of corn has to undergo to become a flake, as if she would change the world one box of cereal at a time!
How about Jesus? What is his passion? The Kingdom of God. The love of the Father reigning in his heart was at the core of his teaching and actions.
Today Jesus reveals one fascinating aspect of it. Like a tiny mustard seed or a little yeast, the Kingdom has an inner strength capable of transforming reality. God’s love reigning in my heart has the capacity of giving life to many.
Today the culture of death seems to prevail. Change will come if each one of us allows the Kingdom—or intimacy with God—to transform us from within. This can start with simple but powerful gestures: forgiveness, acceptance, compassion.
Mother Mary, help us to be citizens of the Kingdom in the middle of the world. Amen.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.