counsel on living faith as a mustard seed

“…desire to be nothing but what God has put in your own nature, humble as this may appear; absorb gratefully every ray of the sun and every hint of moisture; and after a lifetime of such modest effort, you will become… a paradise where the many may dwell. To be a shady refuge for others will be your own highest reward!”

from the Magnificat magazine, editorial by Peter John Cameron, O.P., attributed to Scripture commentator Erasmo Levia-Merikakis.