Kingdom - the Glorious Mundane

God's dream for the world looks much smaller than much of religion's conventional pomp. It's like a mustard seed, rooting in local obscurity but flourishing in the fulness of time. Trusting Jesus on this, we're sold on his claim that God is up to big things in small stuff, the glorious mundane. Simple practices like cooking for new parents next door, having lunch with the homeless guy who digs through your recycling bin, and taking your kids to play at the park can become ways of redemptively joining God in the neighbourhood. Big projects are great too; but they start in the shade of the mustard seed.
(From the Parish Collective Manifesto)