Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds.
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed
that a person took and sowed in a field.
It is the smallest of all the seeds,
yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants.
It becomes a large bush,
and the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.”Matthew 13:31-32
Come sow in me your mustard seed; I have no room for more. My little field is full of weeds and clogged and choked with thorns. Send down your sunlight and your rain, your healing darkness, too: Perhaps, though I had killed the grain, this seed will grow for you. If it should sprout, then make a way among the tangled vines for shoots to here unfurl by day and safely rest by night. Clear out the weeds; tear deadwood down that will bear fruit no more, and let new branches test the bounds I had set long before. So day by day and week by week, by season and by year, Lord, grow in me the good I seek in spaces you have cleared. Send branches up to greet the sky; let brand-new leaves unfold, that birds may see me and alight to shelter in my soul.