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mustard seed ramblings: part two...

Here's the thing about choosing to live into the way of Jesus: the way of the mustard seed is a lifetime commitment. We will get it wrong at least as often as we get it right. That is how we grow in humility and trust. Honoring the "little way of love," you see, isn't heroic. It is very, very ordinary. Everyday there are blind spots in our shadow to contend with; there are our unique wounds and demons that are always waiting to make an appearance, as well as expectations that our journey downward will one day be accomplished, too. Ours is the road less traveled, entrance by the narrow gate, acts of ordinary love shared with those nearest to us with consistency. T Bone Burnett once sang about illusions in "Trap Door" noting that the funny thing about humility is that as soon as you think you've arrived, you've missed the mark.



The little way of love invites us to have few expectations, to act with tenderness in our immediate circumstances, and to trus…

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