This week's Lectionary text includes the passage in Mark 4 where Jesus likens the Kingdom of God to a seed.
God, we know that your kingdom, your kin-dom, the Community of Heaven
Is like a seed -
It’s potential unknowable;
The smallness of the seed
Defying the magnitude of its becoming:
Bursting with life.
We don’t always know the end result
Just by looking at the seed.
Infinitesimal, full of potential, the seed is the start,
The prime of possibility.
The smallest of seeds
Can become the tallest of trees
Bearing fruit and shade,
Fractalizing, reproducing, and expanding,
Continuing out infinitely.
How should we understand big things?
By looking closely at small things.
How should we understand God’s Community?
By looking at its seeds among us.
This is what we want to be part of:
Ever-expanding, ever-life-giving communion.
May the seed find good soil in us. Amen