The mustard seed

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Mustard Tree

I love how Jesus measures tree size not in cubits (or whatever), but in hospitality. How big is the tree?  Oh, big enough for birds to make their home there. Big enough to offer safety and hospitality. Big enough for them to lay their eggs and raise their chicks.

We could ask ourselves, how big is my church? Oh, big enough for people to find themselves at home there. Big enough to offer safety and hospitality. Big enough that people will feel it’s a place they can bring their children.

Addendum:

From the same chapter, we could ask, ‘How yeasty is my dough?’ and find the answer, ‘Yeasty enough to make enough bread for the whole neighbourhood’. Essentially most of these parables are about hospitality.

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2 thoughts on “The mustard seed

  1. Sounds like a great project – we did something similar in my last church – it was lovely that people could just come in during the day and make themselves a cuppa, have a sit down, meet friends…. made the church feel so homely 🙂

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