TUESDAY HOMILY FOR 30TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME – YEAR A
BY: FR GERALD M. MUSA
THEME: GRADUAL PROCESS
As the proverbial wisdom suggests “It’s the ugly caterpillar that turns into a beautiful butterfly after seasons.” It takes a gradual process for the caterpillar to turn into a butterfly. Nigerians love the expression ‘Sharp-Sharp’ which means getting it done quickly, promptly, immediately, instantaneously, and with a bang.
The expression sharp-sharp is associated with a mentality that says success, growth, wealth and achievement must be instant. Sharp-sharp mentality abhors gradualness and the patience of process. Jesus challenges the sharp-sharp mentality in the parable of the Mustard Seed.
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He says, the kingdom of God is “Like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches” (Luke 13:19). The parable describes the process of growth of the Mustard Seed and how the ordinary gradually becomes extraordinary. The tiny seed is planted, it grows gradually and becomes the largest of plants.
This gradual process shows how the kingdom and wisdom of God operate. Many great ideas started as mustard seeds and grew little by little to great success. Many great people had a humble beginning and grew to achieve greater heights through grace, perseverance, and patience. How patient are we when things are not going as fast as we want? How patient are we with the slow process of success and growth?
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