Reflection on Luke 13:18-21~
Heaven that is already partially here and heaven yet to come is more of a continuum. Jesus’s death and resurrection began a process whereby we can become spiritually part of the kingdom of God already here. This reality is because Jesus is in heaven and inside of us. We begin to be transformed from within while we wait for God to become fully visible to the world. As Jesus’s example of a planted mustard seed or the leavened yeast and dough, we can joyfully grow from the littleness of self into community towards a far more wonderous future that is yet to come.
Luke 13:18-21 – Scripture*
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”
The Parable of the Yeast
20 And again he said, “To what should I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel and reading this Lectio Divina on Luke 13:18-21 Reflection – Mustard Seed.
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Prayer for young families:
Lord, let the young families of our communities get to know your joy, peace, comfort, and love despite worldly distractions.
*This site has permission to use the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Bible Luke 13 Bible passage.