When we reflect upon our daily spiritual challenges, one thing comes to mind, at least one thing comes to my mind. Is this enough? Am I saying enough prayers? Am I giving enough time? Am I loving enough? Am I am forgiving enough? Am I helping others enough? Am I learning enough? Alternatively, I might be tempted to ask, “If I ‘do’ less, will THAT be enough? Is it ever enough?
In today’s Gospel lesson (you can read the entire passage below) Christ teaches that when it comes to our faith in Him and our journey toward salvation, the more we give – the more we will receive. Do we want more patience? We should be more patient, and He will increase our patience. Do we want more faith? We should have more faith, and He will multiply our faith.
If we find ourselves lacking something in our spiritual journey, it isn’t enough to sit back and bemoan that we are lacking. We need to stand up and make the effort to increase, whether it be humility, love, charity, and even faith. Then God will multiply them in our heart.
There is a warning that is also offered in this Gospel. If we rest in the false comfort that we have enough, then what we have will be taken away. Here at Be Transfigured Ministries, our goal is to inspire you to live a NEW life in Christ, not just the old one you awoke with this morning. Each day is new day during which we can, and should, grow in our relationship and faith in Christ. It may not be enough, but if we give just a bit more today, He will increase it for tomorrow
Then He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. "For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him." And He said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, "and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. "For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. "But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come." Then He said, "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? "It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; "but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade." And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.– Mark 4.24-34