“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants.” (Mt 13:31-32).
God can do so much with so little. This is so because even the smallest detail is important to God. Just think of the immensity, not only of our solar system and galaxy, but the whole universe. Despite the grandiosity and massive expanse of all creation, not even a sparrow can fall to the ground without the notice of God. Even all the hairs of our head can be counted (cf Mt 10:29-30). Our life, who we are, and who we are becoming matters to God.
God sows his seeds of divine grace, a movement of his love, reaching out to us in a joyful way. He watches us, his children, and shares his life with us. We can accept or reject this Love that falls afresh upon us. Our first step is to accept the reality that God loves us as we are. Then we are in a position to receive his love and share his love.
Our smallest thought, word or deed makes a difference, because they reflect our yes or no to the invitation of God. May we think, speak and act today as children of our loving God and Father. May we share a smile, a word of encouragement, a hug, or attentive presence with someone today, for no matter how small a sharing of God’s love with another we offer, it can do more than we can ever imagine.