A way to live a mission in your spiritual health:
Be patient with your own spiritual growth in being loving and just; it will come slowly but surely.
Based on Mark 4:26-34 (see retelling below); a reading that comes from the Revised Common Lectionary to the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 6/17/18.
The kingdom of God [the reign of God] is like a small seed that grows into a full grain. The seed grows without any help from the farmer. When harvest time comes, the farmer harvests it. [Two meanings: his hearers, who want God’s reign to come, have to be patient; God’s reign will remain hidden until the time is right when God brings it in its fullness.]
The kingdom of God is like a small mustard seed that grows into a tree big enough (eight feet in that region) for birds to nest in it. [Two meanings: do not judge the results the mission will produce by the small size of its beginnings; do not discount the mission because it starts small because in time it will become large.]
A theme: Be patient with the growth of God’s reign among us; it looks small but will become great.