Read Matthew chapter 13. In this chapter we see Jesus talking about little things in his stories. Seeds are featured in the parables of “the sower,” “the mustard seed,” and the “weeds among the wheat.” Jesus told a parable about yeast (You can’t get much smaller than that), about a pearl, and about a small box of treasure hidden in a big ield. Jesus is trying to tell us that little things matter. We cannot by ourselves eliminate suffering, but we can plant seeds, do small things. We can feed one person, give an offering to help house and educate a child, and we can pray. Like the seeds in which God calls forth life, if we do our small part, God will expand our service.