Fasting and the Parable of the Mustard Seed
The Kingdom of God…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 4:32)
In the Gospel reading for today, Jesus tells the parable of the mustard seed. It is the smallest of seeds and yet once it is planted and nurtured, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants.
Our faith can be the same. It can start out