Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Year A Readings:

  • Genesis 29:15-28
  • Psalm 105:1-11, 45
  • Romans 8:26-39
  • Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

The kingdom of God began
with a solitary man.
The solitary man
was a tiny seed of one.

Growth began the hour
Jesus revealed his power.
The kingdom of God grew
when Jesus added two.

The kingdom grew some more
when followers numbered four.
There were twelve until the day
a follower fell away.

A handful grew into thousands
and thousands into millions.
Nothing on this earth
is fully formed at birth.

From a tiny seed of one
a mighty tree was born.
We rose from the garden sod:
behold the kingdom of God.

July 26, 2020

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