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Daily reading: 14 May

Unite with others and achieve great things.

Something to read

He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’

Mark 4:31-32

Something to think about

Jesus uses the parable of the mustard seed to describe how God’s kingdom will grow and flourish. Through faith, you can unite with others and achieve great things. Even small acts of generosity can grow into something far beyond our imagination. Faithful volunteers will collect millions of Christian Aid envelopes this week. Each envelope is like the mustard seed. Even if they contain the smallest of gifts, together they’ll fund transformative work across the world, creating safe places and a chance of a new life for many.

Something to do

Could you offer a couple of hours this week to help your church collect in your community?

Christian Aid Week collectors

Something to pray

Kingdom prayer

Holy God, in your kingdom

The strong need the weak,

The rich are transformed by the poor,

The fortunate are welcomed by the homeless.

Your kingdom is built by those who expect their God to come.

Amen.

The reflections this week are based on the Christian Aid Week devotional.