31 Another parable he proposed unto them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.
32 Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown up, it is greater than all herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come, and dwell in the branches thereof.
33 Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened.
34 All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them.
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.
I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world. The power of God's love for us in Jesus is expressed in these parables of the mustard seed and the leaven. Through the Church and her sacraments Jesus shares his divine life with us. Th`e mustard seed is Jesus and it also represents his Kingdom. This seed, Jesus, grows into this wonderful Kingdom, his Church and then spreads the message of the gospel to the whole world. Jesus is the seed, the branches are the Apostles and the birds of the air are the souls who find rest in Jesus and his Church.