Photo: K. Dagen

Photo: K. Dagen

What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.
— Mark 4:30-32

The Parable of the Mustard Seed is more than just describing something big growing from small beginnings. Mustard was annoying. In fact, it was forbidden by Jewish law to plant in your garden. It didn't have a great reputation. The Kingdom of God spreads by way of the broken, the minute, the insignificant, the mundane, the offensive, the lowly, the undesireables. That which, to the world, is considered small and weak. Like a weed as annoying as mustard, the Kingdom of God will subtly take over the world through our human weakness and frailty.*

I envision this blog being a beautiful dialogue of words and art, circling around one overarching question:
What does it mean to be human, in light of the Kingdom of God?

This blog is so much more than a place to share my own spiritual journey with others. It's a place where I can invite others to come share with me. I want to invite others, through a curative process, to be a part of the conversation and contribute thoughts, reflections, revelations, and wonders. How is God moving in you? What is God doing? What's burdening you? We don't have to wonder in isolation. We shouldn't. We can sojourn together. And learn from each other along the way. 

So come share. Come declare praise. Come ask questions. Come find comfort.

So come, let us sow.

We sow through our love.
We sow through our words.
We sow through our lives.

And more so than not, we sow blindly.

 
 
 

Kaitlyn

Curator. Writer. Photographer.

Kaitlyn has grown to embrace the community that surrounds her Lancaster City home. Pennsylvania is her home base, but at heart she is a creative nomad always looking for the next big adventure. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Eastern University, and will forever be pondering the beauty of culture and the meaning of our humanity. She works with adults with disabilities, and enjoys serving among local refugees in Lancaster City.

Email: kaitlyn@themustardseedconspiracy.com

 

*This insight on the Parable of the Mustard Seed, along with the name for this blog, was inspired by a passage on the Kingdom in Shane Claiborne's Irresistible Revolution