As I planted the mustard greens this evening, holding the tiny seeds in my hand and then sprinkling them into the black dirt, I thought as I always do when planting mustards of the quote from the Bible which goes something like this:
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
And I wondered to myself why in the world people hang onto that verse when, as far as I know, no matter how large anyone's faith has been in the history of the universe, a mountain has never removed itself to yonder place.
Why isn't it enough that when I plant that tiny seed a sprout arises from the dirt which grows into a spicy plant which will feed me all winter long?
Another mystery which I will ponder as my faith in the planting of a mustard seed and receiving a mustard plant is rewarded with reality again.