The kingdom of God requires patience. Patrick Saint-Jean, SJ, reflects on faith the size of a mustard seed and the patience required for that kind of faith. Based on the readings for Sunday, June 13, 2021.
The Kingdom of God is about patience.
Hi, my name is Patrick Saint-Jean, this is my one-minute reflection.
When I was young, my mother often told me that spiritual work for the kingdom of God is about praying, paying attention and waiting—but I never liked the last one, because I do not like to wait. Each time I tried to wait, I failed because I never had the patience to wait.
Today, I feel like Mark is inviting us to the same dynamic while comparing the kingdom of God to a Mustard seed. Building the kingdom of the Lord only requires us to plant the seed and especially having the patience to wait. Everything will come out as God wishes and in God’s good time. Lord, give us the patience to see your Kingdom come.