We must wait on God

Friends in Christ, today Our Lord compares the Kingdom of God to a farmer sowing seeds in his field. The seeds grow into a plant and yield their fruit in ways that are quite mysterious. Seeds grow so gradually, that their growth is imperceptible. We do not see a plant growing, yet it does, little by little.
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The Kingdom of God is like that; it is growing – God’s providence is acting, yet we see such moral decline and failures of faith, and we wonder: ‘where is this Kingdom of God?’ Nevertheless, as God’s Kingdom grows imperceptively, it also grows inevitably. Nothing can stop His great Plan.
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A tiny weed has the power to push through an asphalt driveway. A tree near a foundation, can split concrete with its roots; nothing can stop nature’s growth. In the same way, despite man’s failures and sin, God’s work goes on, and in the end, nothing can stop his Plan.
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While we must play our role and work for the growth of the Kingdom, in the end, we are as helpless as the farmer; the farmer, who must rely on the sun and the miracle of life to do it’s work. Therefore, we must cultivate in our souls the patience that waits on God.
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We are living today in an atmosphere of despair; people despair of the world, and they despair of the Church. This is all the more reason for us to stir up hope, remembering that behind all things is the great and invincible WILL OF GOD.

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