This is what the kingdom of God is like………
The literal meaning of ‘kingdom’ is ‘rule’. Jesus is trying to describe what the rule of God is like. Clearly, he does not describe this in terms of rules and laws.
Rather, he uses stories to describe God’s extraordinary love and mercy. Using that as a basis, Jesus then calls on his hearers to love and forgive as graciously as God loves and forgives. Then, and only then, will God’s ‘rule’ be evident among us.
Today’s Gospel highlights that God’s rule is already active among us, even when it does not seem evident….night and day…sprouting and growing like the seed that is planted in the field. It might be like a very small seed, but the possibilities are great.
God is With Us
Reflections for Sundays
Michael Morwood MSC