It seems to me that the word of God is a very delicate thing, very tiny. At first it seems insignificant and therefore many people despise it, but afterwards it grows like a mustard tree. And so at first Jesus spoke his word to twelve people, and that was very insignificant, but it spread to others and was scattered throughout the world. And it has spread so far it has reached even us in Solentiname. It also seems to me that the word of God is tiny and insignificant because it sprouts in our hearts and you almost can’t see it. But then I tell it to someone else, and so it grows and spreads like a great tree, and this tree is the transformation of the world.
~~Ernesto Cardenal, The Gospel in Solentiname