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Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday of the Third week in Ordinary Time
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"It puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade"


Saint Peter Chrysologus (c.406-450), Bishop of Ravenna, Doctor of the Church 
Sermon 98 ; CCL 24A, 602 (trans. ©Friends of Henry Ashworth)
"It puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade"

The kingdom of heaven, says the gospel, is like a mustard seed... Christ is the kingdom of heaven. Sown like a mustard seed in the garden of the Virgin's womb, he grew up into the tree of the cross whose branches stretch across the world... Christ is the kingdom, because all the glory of his kingdom is within him. Christ is a man, because all humanity is restored in him. Christ is a mustard seed, because the infinitude of divine greatness is accommodated to the littleness of flesh and blood.

Do we need further examples? Christ became all things in order to restore all of us in himself. The man Christ received the mustard seed which represents the kingdom of God...;  though as God he had always possessed it He sowed it in his garden. 

The Church is a garden extending over the whole world, tilled by the plough of the gospel, fenced in by stakes of doctrine and discipline, cleared of every harmful weed by the labor of the apostles, fragrant and lovely with perennial flowers: virgins' lilies and martyrs' roses, set amid the pleasant verdure of all who bear witness to Christ and the tender plants of all who have faith in him.

Such then is the mustard seed which Christ sowed in his garden. When he promised a kingdom to the partriarchs the seed took root in them; with the prophets it sprang up, with the apostles it grew talL in the Church it became a great tree putting forth innumerable branches laden with gifts. And now you too must take the wings of the psalmist's dove (Ps 68[67],14)... and fly to rest for ever among those sturdy, fruitful branches. No snares are set to trap you there (Ps 91[90],3); fly off, then, with confidence and dwell securely in its shelter.

Source: ©Evangelizo.org 2001-2014

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