A few weeks ago in youth group our middle school students talked about Jesus comparing the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed. Admittedly, this seems fairly obscure to us today but Jesus’ original audience would have understood his illustration. In Luke 13:18-19, Jesus makes the point that, like the mustard seed, the Kingdom of God begins in a seemingly small and almost unnoticeable way, but eventually becomes a source of great blessing too big to ignore. The take-away from the evening was that being present with a friend who is hurting, building someone up with kind words or being patient with a sibling are all ways God's people can bring significant blessing to others.