Prayer of the Day

Daily Prayer

July 27th, 2015
"A mustard seed becomes a tree so the birds of the birds of the air shelter on its branches." Matthew 13 : 31
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The kingdom of heaven is like the mustard seed, from almost invisibility, rises to sudden splendour. When it is fully grown it becomes the biggest shrub of all and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and shelter on its branches. The purpose of Jesus taking the tiniest seed shows the wonder of God’s glory rising to greatness, symbolic of the universal Church, its sheltering aspect manifested in wonder.

Jesus told them another parable, “The kingdom of heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.”  The leaven in the dough creating the beauty of creation symbolic of God’s presence, ‘Bread for our journey.’     Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. This was to fulfil the prophecy:  “I will speak to you in parables and expound things hidden since the foundation of the world.”

Prayer

Lord our God, in wonder and thanksgiving we look at the glory of your creation. Amen