Seeds of Grace

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Jesus was a very busy guy. We see this in today’s Gospel reading from Luke 4. He heals Simon’s mother-in-law, He heals all the sick in the town and casts out many demons. When He tries to get a moment alone, the people track Him down and try to prevent Him from leaving their town. But Jesus knows that He has a greater mission. Read about it today.

In the first reading from 1 Corinthians 3, St. Paul kind of scolds the people for following Apollos or Paul. He reminds them that they (Apollos and Paul) are just workers in the Lord’s vineyard. He writes, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth. Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth.”

I've talked a lot recently about seeds of grace. Seeds of grace have been planted in me throughout my life. Each day I give thanks for those who have planted those seeds. And I encourage others to be planters of those seeds of grace in the lives of others. Some times the seeds sprout quickly. With some, they may take a very long time. And that may frustrate us. Remember: everything in God’s time. The growth will come. You just keep on planting and watering.

Father, give us the strength to be planters of the seeds of grace. Give us the patience to wait upon growth in your good time. Amen.

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