Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. John Bosco

January 31st, 2014
""With what can we compare the Kingdom of God."" Mark 4 : 30

The parable of the growing seed is striking and reflects a creative mind.   The emphasis in the parable is on the power inherent within the seed,  and not the quality of the soil.   This parable invites us to think,  pray and ponder the way the Kingdom of God grows in our lives.  When the parable focuses on the seed,  it assures the listeners that God’s word does accomplish its purpose,  even if much of it falls on deaf ears or on people unable to understand.  The seed has an innate power; it grows and matures of its own accord.   The power of God’s life resides within us,  and it is this power at work in our lives,  day and night,  whether we sleep or rise,  which will make us holy.   Spiritual growth and maturity is about becoming more intimate with Christ and living in union with Him.   At the end of our lives,  our holiness will be measured less in deeds and more by love,  and this love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit as a free gift.

Prayer Holy Spirit, grant me a renewed and keen grasp of the wisdom of God's word contained in the parables. Amen