United States Conference of Secular institutes


Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 4:26-34

“Through it all the seed sprouts and grows without his knowing how it happens.” It is a profound mystery how one small seed can become a stalk of wheat; how one small seed can produce a fruit bearing tree. Our faith does not take the mystery out of life. But our faith does provide us with truth and the power and strength for daily living. We do not know the mysteries of life, but like the farmer we prepare the ground, plant the seed and allow God’s goodness to water it and give it the sun which it needs to grow – going to bed and getting up day after day – trusting in the Lord.