A Mustard Seed

The following comes from a journal I kept will in Haiti a few weeks ago:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Gospel for today (the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time) was the familiar parable of the mustard seed found in the 4th Chapter of Mark’s gospel. Jesus compares the kingdom of God to “the smallest of all the seeds on earth,” yet the insignificant mustard seed grows into “the largest of plants,” whose branches attract all manner of birds and provide shade for all. The lowly mustard seed is very easy to overlook, yet it is filled with life-giving potential. In Haiti, mustard seeds abound, in the form of easily neglected and abandoned people who are being swept away by the ill-winds of severe poverty. But each person, Jesus tells us, contains possibility and purpose. I can’t help think of all the small kids in Haiti who are not given a chance to grow into the person God created them to become. My prayer is that the Santa Chiara Children’s Center we hope to establish in Haiti becomes a place where those who are small and forgotten are given a chance to grow.

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1 Response to “A Mustard Seed”


  1. 1 krebsjoan June 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks for this Gerry. Much to think on. Children as seeds – yes….


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