Friday 30th January – 3rd Sunday of the year
Reflection: Mark 4: 26-32
TINY DROPS OF WATER
You are most likely familiar with the saying “tiny drops of water make an ocean”. This indeed is a true saying. There is nothing big today that did not begin small, and there is no significant achievement of man today that was not insignificant yesterday. This is just a fact of life. Think of a pregnant woman, at the early stage of the pregnancy, people would rarely notice that she is pregnant until after a while then the belly would grow bigger and bigger until delivery. This is just how it is with spiritual matters, as well as other aspects of our existence.
We should not forget our days of little beginnings. (Job.8:7) In other words, when you begin a good project, you are likely to encounter some challenges at the beginning, but with persistence you will overcome. In the Kingdom of God, the same rule applies; we sow seeds of righteousness, love and peace everywhere we go and in everyone that we come in contact with. As we do this, though insignificant, you shall surely reap the fruit on the long run. So let us brace ourselves today, and check the kind of seeds we are sowing with our lives on a daily basis. Are you sowing seeds of bitterness or joy, hatred or love, disunity or unity? We can ask God today to empower us to sow the right seed always.
Now, where do you get this seed from, or what is the seed? The Bible says, “the seed is the word”. (Mark 4:14). Hence it is the Word of God which you allow to permeate your heart that will produce good fruits, but if you allow Satan to sow his own words, you will definitely produce bad fruits. Let us remember that the fruits we bear show who we are glorifying, either God or the devil. May our lives ever glorify God. Amen.
PRAYER: Lord, please fill me with courage to press on to the purpose of my existence today. Help me to sow fruits of righteousness wherever I find myself. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 1808: “Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life.”
HIDE A TREASURE: “You need to be patient, in order to do the will of God and receive what He promises.” Hebrews 10:36 GNB
Readings for Today: Hebrews 10: 32-39; Psalm 37: 3-6, 23-24, 39-40; Mark.4:26-34