Lectio Liberatio - a poem reflection on The Parable of the Mustard Seed

                       Josette Ferguson

                       Josette Ferguson

At our downtown city village meeting this week, one of our newest members Josette Ferguson wrote this beautiful poem during our practice of lectio liberatio on Matthew 13:31-32, The Parable of the Mustard Seed.






Matthew 13:31-32 (NLT)

31 Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.”



by Josette Ferguson


Faith is more than words
It's a feeling
A belief
Knowing things are taken care of
And knowing
That You are taken care of

Faith is more than a feeling
It's a state of mind
A place of serenity
A great state of being
Relying on
A sense of stillness
To give You peace

Faith can be that peace
When it's believed
And felt in a way
That can't be described
But can be seen
In the actions
That speak bigger than Me
But can be felt
In those I've touched
Or have touched me.

That faith may start small
But can be transformative
And create change

A mustard seed
May start small
Yet it can become some thing
Bigger than itself

My faith is that mustard seed
Small at first
But when I
Continuously believe in it
It becomes larger
Than I ever thought it would be