Saturday, September 20, 2014

Reflection: Luke 8:4-15

Saturday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time – Luke 8:4-15

“A sower went out to sow. . . .” Just hearing those first few words, we know the “rest of the story.” Today’s Gospel is the parable of the seed being sown in various types of ground. Naturally, the crops were most abundant where the seed was sown in fertile ground. If the ground was rocky, naturally it could not produce a good crop.

For any plant, tree or crop to grow well, the ground it is planted in has to be fairly good ground. If the ground is not good, most likely, the crop will not be good. Jesus constantly is sowing his seed in our hearts. What is the “ground of our hearts” like? Do we ever ask ourselves that question? Today may be a good day to check in with our “inner” ground! Is it prepared and ready to receive the seed Jesus is sowing in me today? If not, what can I do to prepare it?

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