The Inner Word: What’s In Your Heart?
THE READINGS this week show that what is small, hard to see, and even invisible can have vast importance. Whether it’s the tender shoot of the cedar tree or the tiny seed of the mustard plant, what seems slight now will become something mighty.
We walk by faith, not by sight,” the 2nd Letter to the Corinthians says; we hope in that what is unseen and what will come to pass. The important thing, though, is to realize the present still matters. How you tend that invisible seed makes a difference; what you do “at home in the body” now has consequences for when you are at home in the Lord, so aspire to please the Lord at all times. Think of the little seeds, shoots, and easy-to-miss places in your life where more attention and cultivation “shall bear fruit,” as the psalmist says, in the kingdom of God.
Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com
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