Daily Gospel Reflection for July 28, 2014



Today’s Gospel: Matthew 13:31-55

Parables can sometimes be difficult to understand. Today’s parables tell us that from something small can come something great. A mustard seed is very tiny and so are grains of yeast. But when that seed is planted and that yeast mixed into flour they both do what they are supposed to do. The seed grows into a bush and the yeast causes the dough to rise.

It is the same with the Kingdom of heaven. Here, on earth, in our daily lives, it is seems small and can be hard to see. Yet, it is within us, deep in our souls, waiting to grow and serve its purpose. The Kingdom is not for one person, it is for all people. Those of us who have it within are called to share it with others.

We are called to grow and become shelter for others; we are called to be yeast and help others in their spiritual journey toward heaven.


How can I grow the Kingdom of heaven within me and then share it with others?


Lord, you spoke in parables to reach those who wanted to hear your message. Speak to me now,please, and guide me to your Kingdom. Help me to recognize where you are calling me to be leaven in the world and give me the strength and courage to move forward. Amen.

Copyright 2014 Deanna Baratalini


About Author

Deanna G. Bartalini, is a Catholic writer, speaker, and educator. She and her husband Deacon John have two married children and a grandson. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She writes at DeannaBartalini.com, serves as the editor of the NewEvangelizers.com blog, and is a contributor there as well as at AmazingCatechists.com. Deanna contributed to A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion published by Ave Maris Press. She has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Our Sunday Visitor. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

1 Comment

  1. “We are called to grow and be shelter for others” What a powerful line to begin my morning. Sometimes I get so tangled up in my own journey to heaven, I forget how much it’s about others and not so much self. Thank you for a wonderful reflection Deanna! Blessings on your day!

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