Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Every gardener knows how small a mustard seed is. Every woman in the kitchen knows how little yeast is needed to grow a good pizza or focaccia. A small “thing” can transform the whole of reality. But there is one condition: it will not happen by itself. One must get to work. It takes commitment, action, human cooperation. The gardener took the seed and sowed it, cultivated it, watered it.... The woman took yeast and put it in flour, then made a dough and baked it. It does not take great skill or extraordinary wisdom to be a disciple-missionary, but it does take willingness and commitment. Pope Francis wrote, “In all the baptized, from first to last, the sanctifying power of the Spirit is at work, impelling us to evangelization. [...] In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19). All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelization” (EG 119-120). Every baptized person has the task of being a witness for Christ. He must remember that all men were created “share in the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Rom 8:21). All it takes on our part is a little will and commitment to the mission of the Church, and the Lord will complete the rest with his grace. And the Kingdom of God will grow like a great mustard tree.