“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Mark 4:26-27




Jesus said,

“The Kingdom of God is like this:

A man scatters seed in his field.

He sleeps at night, is up and about during the day,

and all the while the seeds are sprouting and growing.

Yet he does not know how it happens.”


– Mark 4:26-27 (GNT)






How wonderfully encouraging this little parable of Our Lord’s is!

Jesus tells us how a seed grows when it is planted in the ground.

Once it is sown

it grows independently of whether the owner of the field is asleep or keeps watch over it,

or of whether he knows what causes growth.


The seed of grace which is sown in our souls is just like this.

If we do not place any obstacles in its way,

if we allow it to grow,

it will not fail to bear fruit.

It does not depend on the person who does the sowing or the reaping:

God makes the seed grow. (1 Cor 3:7)


In our own interior life, it can fill us with hope

to know that God’s grace – as long as we do not put obstacles in its way –

brings about a deep transformation in our souls whether we are asleep or awake.

It constantly causes us to make resolutions to be faithful,

to give ourselves more fully

and to co-operate more fervently, with generosity and docility, with God’s grace.

Perhaps it is acting on us now, at this very moment, as we read this…as we pray.






Come, Holy Spirit, and water the seeds of grace in me,

that I may grow in faith and love.




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Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work

“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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1 Response to “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Mark 4:26-27

  1. Mary Muscat says:

    God’s Words enrich us and make us more healthy! Thanks

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