The Gospel this Sunday is all about the fertile potential of a seed. We live in a age when we seek instant results for all our endeavours. But God's time is not ours and we need to trust Him and be patient. We might sow the seeds but he grants the increase. The following two reflections are inspiring - the first from natural wisdom and that reminds us that we are sowing seeds every day, whether we realise it or not.
The second reflection from St Cyril compares the articles of our creed to a seed that grows into something much bigger and wonderful over time. This is our faith.
‘You plant seeds every single day in the world and in others with every thought you think, every word you speak and every action you take. You have influence. You are making a dent in the universe and you matter in a very real way’.
‘The essence and core of our faith has been captured, and can be memorized, in the few short lines of the creed…As a small mustard seed carries within itself the potential of large branches, so the words of our creed are pregnant with the whole content of our religion as it is expressed both in the Old and the New Testament'. St CYRIL OF JERUSALEM, Catechesis, 5, 12.