You have heard that expression used many times as people give witness to their sharing the faith. The seeds represent little bits of information that will eventually grow into a faith that one turns to their entire life.
It makes sense as this is how we learn everything. From math to English to what you do for a vocation. It has been through little steps of learning. It is important to realize though we are not walking encyclopedias of information. We are human beings who incorporate our life experiences into what we have learned.
Where a mustard seed can grow into a tree that supports birds, our seeds grow into a faith that is built on God’s love. What we learn then is to also share this love with others. To help them grow in faith. This means we are more than just a bundle of data. We were made in the image and likeness of God.
We may not see God’s image when we stand in front of a mirror, but through the incarnation we can see our God who has a head, hands and feet, and has a lived life just as we do. We are in the likeness of God as we also have a spirit that is nurtured and fed through the Holy Spirit and the Church God has given us.
I like to imagine that if we are all little mustard seeds, that as we grow, our branches mingle and intertwine in one big tree of faith. Bringing our young into the world of faith. Saying goodbye to our elders as they enter into eternal life, knowing we will one day see them again. What a beautiful life God has given us through His love for each of us.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen