Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God starts small but over time grows larger and is transformed. The same is true for our spiritual journey, reminding us to take the small steps we need to do today to become the disciples the Lord calls us to be.
The Lord uses the image of a banquet to teach us about the power, beauty and expectation of the Kingdom of Heaven. Our journey through this life provides countless opportunities for us to prepare our souls to join this heavenly feast. Are we ready?
How do we measure greatness? Is it by strength, intelligence, resources or opportunity? Jesus shows the disciples today that greatness happens when we can become like children – trusting and allowing the Lord’s greatness to direct and empower our lives.
Jesus teaches us that the Kingdom of Heaven is a treasure so precious that nothing else compares to it. It’s a good reminder for us when we are distracted or tempted by other things that seek to lead us astray.