All Saints Messenger - June 14, 2018

posted Jun 25, 2018, 11:41 AM by Church Secretary
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Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 

I've always admired gardener-types, especially my grandmother, who was able to transform a patch of dirt into a flower garden or a vegetable patch. A green thumb I am not. 

Jesus reminds us of the power of a little underwhelming seed. This is how the Kingdom of God comes about--gently, slowly, breaking through ground. Earthly kingdoms break the ground too, but like a bulldozer--through coercion and force. Sometimes we expect the Kingdom of God to be like a bulldozer. We want to see progress that is earth-shattering and immediate. 

A seed doesn't only change a garden bed, it can change an entire landscape. The Kingdom of God enters one's heart, and at first, it may seem to make no difference at all. But as one ponders, considers and wrestles with it, things begin to stir. And after a while, this little seed of Truth has the potential to transform our landscape and change the world.

Powerful Lord, you show us your strength through gentleness and your might through service. May the seed you plant in our hearts spread into all we do and say. Amen. 

See ya Sunday!

Fr. Gary+