From this morning’s Daily Texts:

Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
(Matthew 13:31-32)

I like that Jesus sees the small things. Things like mustard seeds, and birds of the air, and yeast quietly working its way through dough, and two copper coins placed in the Temple treasury by a poor widow. I like the faith that Jesus has in small things. I want to have faith like that.

Because it’s not the great and glorious things that change the world. It’s the little things, done lovingly and faithfully, over, and over, and over again. That’s how disciplines are developed. That’s how character is formed. That’s how love grows. That’s how evangelism works. And there lies the paradox, because that’s how the Kingdom of God comes… a little bit at a time.