‘The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed…’ (Matthew 13:31-32)
The lesson from this parable seems to be very clear indeed. The Kingdom of Heaven starts from very small and very humble beginnings, but there is no knowing how much it will grow and where it will end. However, this is also one of the most personal parables ever spoken by Jesus, because it does seem to speak to each and every one of us as individuals.
A witness, and ultimately a reformation of sorts, begins with one individual – and that individual can be us – indeed as Christians it should be us. As followers of Christ we are all called to be witnesses to His name and to His love and to share with all the joy of the Gospel message. Yet like Jesus Disciples back then, there may be times when we become discouraged by all we see and hear around us. But there should be no discouragement. If we all continue to witness in our own small way and hand it over to the Lord, the Kingdom will grow and more people will come into it – as long as we believe, hold on to our faith and be that witness, the Kingdom will grow.