The parable of the seed and the sower is so simple that most of us just gloss over it. Don’t let yourself do that or you will lose a great treasure.
FINDING THE TREASURE …
To find the treasure, you have to connect it to the Sermon on the Mount. Specifically, make the not-so-obvious connection between the seeds and the Beattitudes. Beattitudes are about blessings. Remember, “blessed are those who …” Fill in the blanks for yourself.
Here’s the key. We are called by God to bear fruit. Fruit has seeds. To bear fruit, seeds must be planted. Seeds don’t do anybody any good in your pocket. And the soil (environment) where they are planted determines the harvest.
We can either look for good soil or cultivate and fertilize not-so-good soil. In a sense, the Beattitudes tell us how to prepare soil for the seeds.
THE MESSAGE …
The message is to live a life characterized by Beattitudes and plant the seeds God gives you. When in doubt spend time forming and catechizing those God puts in your path. You will be “blessed” (beattitude) by the results. It will be a great harvest.
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