Monday 28th July – Monday of week 17 of the year
Reflection: Matthew 13: 31- 35
NOURISH YOUR SEED
A seed is something we are all familiar with from our everyday human experience. Most plants around us are propagated by a seed and hence we can very well understand the concept of the seed with Christ uses as an analogy to the Kingdom of Heaven.
At our baptism, we became children of God and the seed of God’s kingdom was sown in each of us. Just as a seed has great potentials but requires nutrition and the right environment to germinate and grow, so too is does the seed planted in us. The seed of faith planted within us at baptism has great potentials – to help us live to glorify God and to be with Him in Heaven ultimately.
Let us nourish the seed of faith within us through the Sacraments especially by frequenting the Holy Eucharist which is our food for the journey of faith and the Sacrament of reconciliation. Let us find direction, courage, example and instruction in the Word of God through daily meditation and let us find strength in prayer.
Every seed has the potential for numerous fruits with millions of new seeds. As we journey in our faith let us share the joy of the gospel of Christ with those who surround us so that more seeds of faith will germinate through us. Only then would the potentials of the seed sown in you and I truly come alive.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for the gift of my faith. Please help me to nourish this seed and bear fruit in plenty. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 1254 – Faith and Baptism
For all the baptized, children or adults, faith must grow after Baptism. For this reason the Church celebrates each year at the Easter vigil the renewal of Baptismal promises. Preparation for Baptism leads only to the threshold of new life. Baptism is the source of that new life in Christ from which the entire Christian life springs forth.
HIDE A TREASURE: “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.” John 15: 8 RSV-CE
Readings for today: Jeremiah 13: 1-11; Deuteronomy 32: 18-21; Matthew 13: 31- 35