July 30, 2012
First Reading: Jeremiah 13:1-11
Psalm: Deuteronomy 32:18-21
Gospel: Matthew 13:31-35
31 Another parable he put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." 33 He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened." 34 All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing to them without a parable. 35 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world."
Jesus uses parables to convey His message to us. Ang buhay din daw natin ay parang parable, kasi God also uses us to convey His message to others. Like the mustard seed that becomes the largest of plants, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant our good deeds are, or our actions to help, let us continue to do so, as it may mean a big difference to others.
So let’s continue to do good and encourage others to do the same. Let’s also pray for those who refuse to be good.