July 6, 2020
Jesus used images in His parables that were universal and eternal, that speak to all people at all times. The parable of the sower is a rich one, and reminds us that we are to bear fruit of the kingdom of God. We can probably all relate to the four ambiances that Jesus introduces in the parable. There may have been times in our lives that we were that seed, in that environment. We know that we did not grow and develop in our life with God. We know that the Word and the grace of God may have been temporarily wasted on us at that time. Naturally, Jesus is calling us to be that seed that finds itself in the rich soil and that bears a bountiful harvest. We create that rich soil by uniting ourselves with Christ in prayer, in the Word, in the Sacraments, and in our sharing in the life of His Community. That we have control over, and that is where we choose to be, if we want to grow in the Lord.