In a world so divided on so many topics where human arrogance overflows and has brewed into hate, violence and death over attempts to gain or keep power and control “The Mustard Seed Of Faith” is desperately needed.
When all the lines are blurred and deliberate attempts are made to “muddy the waters” so Truth is never revealed, maybe it is time we step back and look at the bigger picture. See the Human arrogance for what it truly is, and let go of it. Park that Halo you think you are wearing (or deserve) look in the mirror and truly see the person you are. The Human Being that has faults, makes mistakes, that is equal BUT not worthier than any other human being on this earth. A Human Being who may look differently, act or communicate differently and in God’s Eyes is AS Precious but not MORE precious than every other Human Being.
Not until you completely lower your importance to the same level of your oppositions can true communication and understanding be accomplished. It is NOT JUST the “walk a mile in my shoes” reference or belief that is needed. Rather an IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THEIR VERSION OF EXISTANCE that is needed to fully understand and empathize with others. Even more then just listening, it is actively making an attempt at HEARING what another person is saying and also FEELING what it must be like to live in their situation.
Each of us is not without sin, however when communicating with another human being if “their sin” is the first thing that you see or address, at that point might “your sin” be even greater.
One of my favorite Bible verses has always been Matthew 17:20
And he said to them “for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you Matthew 17:20 .
The parable of the mustard seed also describes how God’s Kingdom grows in the life of each believer. When a person puts their trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes to live within. When the mustard seed is planted in the ground even though it may not be seen by others it continues to grow, rooting more deeply, gaining stength and growing more and more every day.
When carrying the tiny mustard seed parable in you heart it helps us to understand that even a seemingly small act of kindness, saying a faith-filled prayer for someone, or whatever faith-motivated act we take, no matter how small, can have an eternal and mountain-moving impact on another’s life.
It is THIS knowledge and faith that I pray begins to appear more in the world we now live in. As our leaders making laws and often arguing their opinions with great human arrogance, may we all pray and believe with that tiny mustard seed of Hope that it will not be the Human arrogance that prevails but the Mercy, Love and Kindness of God that comes through and moves those mountains.
With Respect, Hope, Joy and Love, Carmela