Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 4, 1-20
On another occasion, Jesus began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land. And he taught them at length in parables, and in the course of his instruction he said to them, “Hear this! A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground where it had little soil.
It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep. And when the sun rose, it was scorched and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it and it produced no grain. And some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit. It came up and grew and yielded thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” He added, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”
The seed is your life
1) Teach. Jesus is practical, he goes and puts himself out in public so that everyone can see and hear Him. Jesus is not exclusive. He makes himself accessible to everyone. Today, Jesus’s lesson is that we have to have an open and creative heart where we look for ways to reach everybody, not just the few selected ones. Use your imagination to reach everyone and everything. A Christian must be creative to convey the word of God. Do you use your creativity to evangelize?
2) Parable. Jesus wants each one to think and to be able to solve within himself what he proposes. He presents His lesson with everyday events and facts of life so that conclusions can be drawn from there. Let’s not speak the word of God in a difficult language. Today, you need to use simple words, ordinary language, that people understand, otherwise they won’t grasp the meaning. It seems like we like to talk in difficult language to show how important we are. No! Jesus goes to simple words and everyday deeds to show us the love of God. Do you think you’re more important and use complicated words to show off?
3) The seed and the fruit. Today, God continues to put the Seed of His kingdom in you. He trusts you and knows that just by opening your heart you will be fruitful. Today, God invites you to grow from Him and with Him. Don’t let parasites and plagues hurt you. The key is to strengthen your roots. In other words, your dialogue with God. How are your roots today?
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Never forget that Heaven is our goal.