Jesus had a topic he talked about more than any other. It wasn’t sin, wealth, poverty, corruption, compassion, or hell. Jesus’ hands-down, go-to talking point was the Kingdom of Heaven. However, his references to heaven were not about an other-worldly paradise. It was heaven on earth. He tried to share in the simplest, tangible ways God’s kingdom as here and now.
In one instance, he said it’s like a gardner scattering seeds among a variety of soils. Again, Jesus compared the kingdom of heaven (on earth) to like a mustard seed. Nothing grandiose or Nobel Prize worthy. Jesus is saying that every act of mercy, justice, compassion, reconciliation is sowing seeds of the kingdom.
It’s bringing a care calendar meal, sharing a bag of groceries to people on food stamps, illustrating God’s love with kids during worship, throwing end-of-the-school-year party for subsidized housing complex, teaching an immigrant to drive. It’s watching the kids of a young couple, networking for an unemployed friend, and welcoming a new neighbor with cookies. It’s simply identifying a need – wherever we are — and trying to meet it.
When seeds are sown, good things happen! We don’t have to be the ‘fruit police’. Our job is simply sowing seeds. “Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.” (Ecc.11:6 ) In other words, don't stop sowing seed…that’s our calling & we don’t need to worry about what will happen.
Then, life becomes this grand adventure as a seed sower, for Heaven’s sake!