I would say most of us are familiar with the parable of the sower and the seeds. We often reflect upon whether God’s seeds fall upon the path and get trampled, on rocky ground where they can’t grow, in with the thorns where they get choked off, or finally on good rich soil. We like to categorize people as having one of these types of soil in their lives as they listen to God’s word. We also like to believe that we all have rich soil and always hear God’s Word and let it bear fruit.
The fact is we probably have all four of these types of “soil” throughout our lives. The question is how can we improve our “inner soil” to better receive the Word of God ?
First of all we need to spend time in prayer every day and read the Scriptures. This is where we can connect with Jesus and receive the nourishment we need to bear spiritual fruit. Second the Eucharist and Confession are powerful fertilizer needed by our soil. When we make an effort to do these things we please the Lord, because we are trying to receive his love which is his greatest desire. But it’s not all about what we do. God goes before us sowing seeds and watering them, sight unseen.
The promise of the parable is this: “a sower went out to sow”!
St. Joseph, pray for us !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.