Cycle B

Good News B29a

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 


Mark 4:26-34 New American Bible

John 20:19-23 Bible Gateway New International Version


 Like a Mustard Seed


When you feel very small, insignificant, and powerless, remember the mustard seed. This is the tiniest seed in the world. When it is planted in good soil, watered, and cared for, it grows into the largest tree in the world. God gives us power and strength, even though we are small to do big things for him. Even though you are small you can make a big difference in the lives of the people in your family.

You can help your Mother wash the dishes. You can help her fold clothes. You can get things that so low that they are hard for your Mother to reach. You can rock your baby sister in her cradle.

You can help your Father wash the car. You can take out the trash. You can sweep the garage. You can climb on his shoulders and get things that are up high for him.

You can help your brother put a puzzle together. You can play throw and catch with him. You can help him find his lost books.

When the dog next door gets loose, you can tell the owner. You can get a cup of water for your older brother when he gets back from football practice.

Even though you are small, you can make a big difference to others.

Say the “Our Father” and ask God to let you know how you can help your family and those who live near you. When you help others, they will help you. Even if you are small, you can do big things. Ask God to show you how.


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.



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