Saturday, June 16, 2012

Brian’s Reflection: Sunday, June 17, 2012

The kingdom of God is as if
someone would scatter seed on the ground,
and would sleep and rise night and day,
and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.
The earth produces of itself, first the stalk,
then the head, then the full grain in the head.
But when the grain is ripe,
at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.

The Gospel called Mark, chap 4
Proper 6, Year B, RCL (Revised Common Lectionary)

[ The Readings for this Sunday can be found at:

A Poem

The Art of Parable-Listening

ah, yes
“the kingdom of god”
consider the whole the separates make
first:  scatter
the seed of the kingdom is the act of love
we are extravagant in the casting
second:  the mystery of growth
we hold to our integrity
day and night
the power of love is beyond our ken
it blooms like the unfolding rose
in ways that startle us
third:  life is transformed
we wonder at love’s fruit
peace, joy, compassion, dignity, freedom,
wholeness of self
union with all things



the mustard bush shelters
and embraces


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