By Antoni BigCuore*
Announcement of the Gospel (Mark 4: 26-34)
"At that time Jesus told the multitude," The Kingdom of God is as when someone spreads the seed on the earth. He goes to sleep and wakes up, night and day, and the seed germinates and grows, but he does not know how that happens. The earth, by itself, produces the fruit: first the leaves appear, then comes the ear, and finally the grains that fill the ear. When the ears are ripe, the man puts the scythe right away, because the time of the harvest has come. "
And Jesus continued: "How else can we compare the Kingdom of God? What parable will we use to represent it? The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which, being sown in the earth, is the smallest of all the seeds of the earth. When it is sown, it grows and grows larger than all the greenery, and extends branches so large that the birds of the sky can shelter in its shade. "
Jesus proclaimed the Word using as many parables as they could, as they could understand. And he spoke to them only in parables, but when he was alone with the disciples, he explained everything. "(1)
A. BIGCUORE'S REFLECTION: My brothers and sisters in Christ, good morning! This beautiful text brings us back to the idea of what the Kingdom of God is and how it manifests itself. The mission of the Master, designated by Heavenly Father, was and is in the sense of IMPLANTATION ON EARTH, the Kingdom of God.
Once sown the seed of the Kingdom, begun by Him and His Disciples, can be compared to a seed that is buried in the soil. The farmer puts fertilizer, watering it weekly and it is TRANSFORMING in the earth. All this in a way that we do not realize while it is fulfilling its natural cycle.
Having fulfilled its cycle, it breaks the earth and becomes visible. And it is changing until it becomes a great tree, in the specific case of the mustard seed, the smallest of all, Jesus tells us.
By baptism, all of us Christians, we have the DUTY to sow and take care of the seed of the Word of God and once digested it must be IRRADIATED to all the people of our social circles. Above all, by example, the Christian is showing himself to other people that he is a person differentiated by following Jesus.
Through Baptism we receive the seven (7) gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Inteligence, Counsel, Strength, Science, Compassion, and Fear of God. And also his twelve fruits: peace, joy, goodness, love, and so on.
Only under the influence of God's Holy Spirit can we contribute to the promotion of His Kingdom. The Kingdom, in fact, began with Adam and Eve and was progressed by the action of the Prophets until it culminated with the birth of Jesus. And he continues under the command of the MAGISTERY OF THE CHURCH, which outlines the guidelines for us Christians, to continue to perfect it.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN TRUTH, THE OWN GOD AND ALL ITS LEGACY. We need discernment to understand how it manifests itself in its fullness of love.
The Kingdom is built with small things. The word of God, the sacraments, especially that of the Eucharist, are manifestations of the kingdom. When I, as a Christian, in my daily life, I am educated, I greet people, good morning, good afternoon, how are you ?, how is the family ?, all this, are part of the Kingdom of God. Jesus, synthesizes in itself, the kingdom itself! We need to embody your Discipleship. Acting in this way we will be making our precious contribution to the perfection of the kingdom.
THE FINAL HARVEST, will be in eternity! Here, on earth, we are passing through.
A happy and holy Sunday to all. Grace and blessings of health, peace and much joy in your hearts! Amen!
(*) A.BigCuore is Writer, Singer, and Communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the whole planet. Access and publish your BLOG BEM VIVER BRAZIL - http://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com and its poetic and philosophical link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore
(1) Catholic Bibles.
(2) Tool: Google tradutor.