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In today's gospel, Mark emphasizes two parables concerning the kingdom of God. The question is, since Jesus emphasized so much about the parables, what are parables? They are short stories with a purpose. They teach moral and spiritual lessons through comparison or analogy. Jesus used everyday situations and characters to reveal the kingdom of God. They can help us reflect on our own lives, values, and choices and inspire us to seek wisdom and compassion.

In the first parable of the growing seed, the scattered seed is the Word of God, and the fruit is bears of its own accord. Well, only time will show how a person's faith will grow and develop. The quiet beginnings of the kingdom does not make the kingdom happen by force of will, the parable explains. It is a teacher's responsibility to teach.

That is, to scatter the seed. The teacher cannot force people to accept the message. It is a matter of choice. The Kingdom of God, initiated by Jesus, is proclaiming the word develops quietly and yet powerfully until it's fully established by him. The parable shows that the kingdom of God will continue to grow and spread until the end of time.

The second parable. The mustard seed. In this parable, Jesus teaches that although the kingdom of God started small with Jesus and his disciples, it would grow and spread across the world to one limited number of followers. The gospel tells us when the mustard seed is sown in the ground, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants. What it is saying to us, the kingdom of God will overtake all earthly kingdoms.

The mustard seed is a symbol in the Bible that represents faith, growth, and dependance. The mustard seed symbolizes the growth that can happen and can happen in people's lives. Through faith in Jesus Christ, with even the smallest amount of faith. A mustard seed serves as a reminder of the incredible growth that can occur as one embraces faith and believes in it.

To question why is heaven like a mustard seed? A tiny mustard seed is capable of transforming the world. That is, we who have faith and believe are capable of transforming the world. Because God's kingdom is not one of power and might, but of a reign of love. God is love, and love is forever because God is forever. Today being Father's Day, I would just like to make a few positive comments on fathers.

Being a father, myself and a grandfather from the book of Ciroc in the Old Testament, a father was the head of the family, for the Lord sets a father in honor of his children. He who honors his father is gladdened by children, and when he prays, he is heard. He who reveres his father will live a long life.

Kindness to a father will not be forgotten. It will take lasting root. Therefore, in word and deed, honor your father. As fathers, our spiritual vocation by word and example is to bring God into the lives of our families. As Saint Paul says, husbands, love your wives and pray for them. As parents, we can only continue what we do here every Sunday.

Take your children to mass. Teach your children to pray. Say grace at mealtime. Say prayers with your young children at the bed. Don't be afraid to get on your hands and knees. They learn by example. And thank God for the day that he has given us. I will conclude with the statement from Sarah here, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching.

That is why God's fourth commandment says, honor thy father and thy mother. At the conclusion of mass today, before father gives the final blessing, he will give a blessing to all the fathers, grandfathers, those who will become fathers, a blessing. So don't go anywhere. The best is yet to come.

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