the seeds of the kingdom of God
grow like weeds,
spread like mustard
or bindweed, or dandelions,
persistent, tenacious, prolific,
microscopic multiplying, out of control
like wee yeast leavening huge measures of flour.
my strengths are also
or truth-telling, or hard work,
or anger, or…
too little or too muchness
all that I would term
within and without,
needs Time and Love,
a cheek turned toward and not away.
I am patient and mild in judgment
and pray through groanings
‘cause I do not know,
I do not know,
I do not know
what is wheat and
what is weeds.
God cares for every,
and those who are just
must be kind
Kingdom seeds, microscopic multiplying,
like yeast leavening extravagant measures of flour
until we all Rise and are all fed at One table.
-Based on Matthew 13:24-43
– Bishop Kae Madden
Ecumenical Catholic Communion – Rocky Mountain Region
Adams County Faith Leaders Caucus