Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed ... the smallest of seeds ... it becomes a large bush, and the 'birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.'" The senses God gave us help us know our world, and, with Jesus, the kingdom of heaven. It is impossible for us to exhaust the meaning of a parable, simple and plain as its clear images may be. In parables Jesus speaks of human & divine truths and this gives enlightenment and understanding to us because we are both human and divine, as we are made in the image and likeness of God.
This being the case, we already possess more than physical senses for we are endowed with spiritual senses as well. Therefore, it is essential and virtuous that we reflect upon the meaning of Jesus' parables as they apply to our lives. Moreover, our Christian imagination needs the fuel of God's graces so that we may meditate upon and pray with the invitation to new mission with which God entrusts us in the contemplation of God through His Word. Authentic prayer is an art form.
In Jesus, Who speaks to us in images we understand,
-f. Chris, O.P.