Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 13, 1-9
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!’Clic para descargar el audio
He went out to sow.
- The Sower. This is what you and I have been called to be: sowers. Plant the seed of joy in others. Place in them the joy of knowing God. Our contribution in this world is to ‘plant’ something in those around us. What are you planting?
- The Seed. There are different types of seeds, each requiring a certain moment to be planted and time to mature. The quality of the seed is influenced by the fruit from which it is being taken. The stronger the seed, the better the chance it will have to produce a bounty. You will not be able to sow all the time, if you are tired, your ‘seed’ may not be mature enough for sowing. You must sow from your own experiences, but you must also know when to sow. Learn to be patient in this endeavor. Your contribution must be strategic in the life of others.
- Sowing: There are always challenges and risks when planting. Do not be afraid to sow because when the seeds fall properly, they will produce a beautiful harvest of souls. Sow! You will have risks and losses, but regardless of how little you sow, when you do it right the rewards will be great.
God bless you in the name of The Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit…and do not forget: Heaven is Our Goal!