As we move into mid-June, we are a little more than one third of the way through the Major League Baseball season. The Mets and Yankees are both in around first place in their divisions. While the Yankees are currently in first place, the Mets have been sliding a bit, in and out of first place.
I have always been a Mets fan. The Mets have won two World Championships in their history while the Yankees have won twenty-seven. After being in the Major Leagues for seven years, the Mets won their first World Series in 1969. Seventeen years later, they won another World Series in 1986. Twenty-nine years have gone by and they haven't won another Championship. So being a Mets fan requires a lot of patience!
When we wait for something that is very important to us, it is worth it to be patient. Then the reward will be great when we receive it. We are all waiting for when Jesus comes a second time and we face our final judgment. It is important that we follow God's Will as we patiently await that day.
In the gospel today, Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed. A mustard seed is very small but grows into the largest of bushes. Jesus wants us to realize that the gift of eternal life that awaits us is so great that it is beyond our own understanding.
So let's patiently await that day when Jesus returns to earth and we face our final judgment. As we stay true to following God's Will, we prepare to receive the gift of eternal life; a gift that is so great, it is beyond our own understanding.
Sincerely in Christ,