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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Parable of the Sower: Mk 4:1-20 (Excerpt) Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“Listen! Imagine a sower going out to sow.  Now it happened that, as he sowed, some of the seed fell on the edge of the path, and the birds cane to eat it up.  Some seed fell on a rocky ground where it found little soil and at once sprang up, because there was no depth of earth; and when the sun came up it was scorched and,?not having any roots withered away.  Some seeds fell into thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it produce no crop.  And some seeds fell into rich soil, grew tall and strong, and produced a good crop; the yield was thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold.’  (Mk 4:1-20). Excerpt


This is a Parable about the Sower.  The Sower is Jesus and the soil is our heart.  The seed represents the Word of God.  At different times of our life, the condition of the soil—-our hearts may vary.  Sometimes, the seed that the Lord sowed in our heart fell on the edges, missed the core of our heart because of our hard-hearted ness!  Satan just snatched it away from us.  The second seed that fell on the rocky soil are people, as stated by the Lord, who when they first hear the word welcome it with joy, but the roots are not deep enough.  Then trials, suffering and struggles came!  They gave up the word because resistance is weak.  Then, those whose soil are full of thorns, are busy with the world, with the works of the flesh, with vices that the Word of God was choked.  These people may idolise money or have other gods in their lives.  And “there are those who have been sown in rich soil; they hear Word of God, accept it” and yield a plentiful harvest.  Praise God Almighty!

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