FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
JANUARY 29, 2021
Friday – Week Three
WORD of the DAY
He said, “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it? It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade. (Mark 4: 30-32)
How shall I live this Word?
The mustard seed is the smallest of all the seeds that are on the ground, and it will remain the smallest until it is sown. From this moment on it will begin its growth and will become large, large, very large, so much as to welcome among its branches all the birds of the sky. Because to grow we must all be sown somewhere, we cannot grow and mature alone, in solitude, only for ourselves. We can be sown in a family, and there we are called to make the most of our capacity to love to the point of giving our life for those we love. We can be sown in a group of friends and with them we must grow in our capacity to welcome and listen to the other. We can be sown in any work, and this asks us to mature in responsibility and respect for others. We can be sown in voluntary activities, animation, and social commitment, and to mature we must live the unconditional gift of ourselves, because it is only when we allow ourselves to be sown where we must grow and there we are available to live the gift of ourselves , then, and only then, do we grow up.
Lord help us to let ourselves be sown where you want and to grow and mature in the continuous gift of ourselves to others..
The Voice of Fr. Ermes Ronchi
Finally, when the fruit is ripe, it gives itself, it is delivered, an unusual and beautiful expression, which refers to the very word with which Jesus gives Himself up to His passion. And remember that human beings are mature when, as an effect of an exact and harmonious life, they are ready to give themselves, to give themselves up, to become a piece of good bread for someone’s hunger.”