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dc.contributor.authorGabuzda, Richard, Rev.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 321en_US
dc.description.abstractImagining With God ||"Good things come in small packages." How many of us learned that phrase as children, often as an encouragement when obvious disappointment accompanied a newly arrived present that seemed not to measure up to our expectations. This familiar axiom teaches us to look beyond apparent appearances and to use our imaginations to "see" what our eyes may fail to grasp on first notice. ||Today Jesus continues teaching by way of parables and offers two images for "how it is" in the Kingdom of God. The seed that grows though the farmer "knows not how" opens us up to confidence in the amazing power of God at work, especially where we mistakenly accept the burden of responsibility for making the Kingdom of God come. The mustard seed, "smallest of all the seeds on the earth," reminds us that, with patience, God can bring about great things.||The parables draw out from us the importance of confidence in God (not ourselves). They invite us to expect "great things" from God. They point to the need for patience all the way around. Conversely they question us about what we see as "inert" or apparently without God's presence, where we have diminished our expectations from God and where our impatience makes a deeper "seeing" all but impossible. May our faith in Jesus' preaching of the Kingdom of God improve our sight and fire our imaginations to see God powerfully at work in all that is small.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Friday, January 28, 2005: 3rd week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitUniversity Collegeen_US
dc.program.unitInstitute for Priestly Formationen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGabuzda, Richard J., Rev.en_US Timeen_US 3en_US
dc.subject.local1Hebrews 10:32-39en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 4:26-34en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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