Our mother the Catholic and Roman Church is permeated with the word of Christ, and is admirably represented by the three measures of meal, which the energy of fermentation wholly leavened; and by the mustard tree, the greatest of its species, where the birds of heaven are glad to find shelter. May the "leaven" of the doctrine of Jesus penetrate and transform our souls!
(The Roman Missal, 1962)
Today's Gospel is from St. Matthew 13. 31-35, the parables of the mustard seed and the leaven.
Collect for today:
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that thinking everything over in our minds, we may accomplish, both in words and works, that which is pleasing in Thy sight. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with Thee and Thy Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.