In today’s parable of the sower, Jesus tells us about the way he gives out gifts, especially the gift of the Word of God. He tells us that in all of our lives we have footpaths, some rocky ground and some thorns. But He also says there is good soil in all of us. He told us: “Where I sow, I sow lavishly.”
The seed of the Word of God falls on every one of us, and when it finds good soil, it grows and develops into God’s kingdom – a kingdom of peace, justice, truth and love. A kingdom where all people and all creation come together. I need to make sure that I’m not letting this seed bounce off my life, like seed hitting a sidewalk. Or by taking it superficially as I might scan a newspaper article, or letting other concerns in my life choke it off, as it happens when I try to do too many things at once.
We need to make sure our hearts are like good soil listening intently and prayerfully to the Word of God. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you understand God’s word for you. Let his Word for you sink into your heart like good soil. Then ask Jesus what he wants you to do about it !
DeColores, Deacon Doug