That Jesus tells us parables, we are introduced to the reality of the Kingdom of God, where God ultimately is in charge and, therefore, even in the small good deeds that we do – like mustard seed, we do something beautiful for God and neighbor.
The Body of Christ truthfully reveals his divine and human natures. Do we allow our bodies, created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26), male and female (Gen 1:27) sharing in God’s creative and generative powers, reveal our human nature?
Reflecting on the icon written by Saint Andrei Rublev, and focusing on the depiction of the head position, eyes and the hand (fingers) of the Three Persons, we see a glimpse of the nature of the Triune God as humble, as taking the time to look at the eyes of the other, and as generous to the point of giving Himself to us. By learning about the nature of God, we learn about ourselves, created in the image and likeness of God.