For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading below, as small as it is, was just the 'agent of change' that I needed to take me to the next level of transformation. It is truly profound that such a small reading below could be such as 'agent of change'. The mustard seed is an 'agent of change' that grows from 1 to 2 mm into one of the largest garden shrubs, feeding not only the birds but it gives us a spice for our food. Leaven (yeast) is another example of an 'agent of change' that transforms the substance (dough) it was added to into a beautiful loaf of bread when heated, which is a staple of Life. It is interesting how the mustard seed and leaven, are both small and powerful. I guess great things do come in small packages. This reminds me of another scripture where the Apostle Paul wrote, "We have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us. (2 Cor. 4:7) How strange is it that we take yeast from a package or a jar, add it to dough, thereby transforming it into a wholesome load of bread and then take credit for the transformation. How could You Father not get credit for that wholesome bread? How could we not thank You? This gives saying 'Grace' before a meal a whole new meaning. You created the Substance for us but yet somehow we take the credit for the outcome and pat ourselves on the back. Thank You Father, for this huge awareness today. It was the perfect 'agent of change' that I needed to get me to transform.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
31 Another parable He put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field;
32 it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."
33 He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."
34 All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed He said nothing to them without a parable.
35 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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