“But God has been making it grow.”

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

~1 Cor. 3:5-9

This reading from Sunday’s lectionary is a great follow-up to the Gospel reading last week about us being salt and light, especially since Jesus may have been referring to the fertilizing use of salt at the time. As God’s people, we help fertilize the soil of God’s emerging Kingdom by being saturated with the presence of Christ and then pouring ourselves out in selfless love. God alone gets the glory because he is the One who actually makes it all grow. May we continue to be spiritual compost for the Kingdom here in Norwood!


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