Of mustard seeds and yeast

Monday of week 17 of the year, based on Matthew 13:31-35

put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

  Jesus told the crouds another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

  Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet:
“I will open my mouth to speak in parables;
I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Constantine Mamo, OP

Cost is a friar of the province of Malta and is currently serving as the editor of IDI, the news magazine of the ORder of Preachers. Cost lives in Rome at Santa Sabina, where he also pursues his ministry of art and multimedia work. More information can be found at his homepage at http://costmamo.blogspot.com/.