Daily reading: 14 May
Unite with others and achieve great things.
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.
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 pray
strengthen our innermost being
with your love that bears all things
even the weight of this global pandemic
even the long haul of watching for symptoms
of patiently waiting for this to pass
watching and waiting,
keeping our gaze fixed on you,
and looking out for our neighbours
near and far.
Published on 14 May 2020