Jesus told a crowd the Parable of the Sower:
The parable described a man who went out to sow seed. Some of the seed fell on the path which the birds ate, some on rocky ground with little soil which grew but died, some among thorns which choked and killed the growing plants and finally, some seed which fell on good soil that grew and produced grain thirty fold, sixty fold and one hundred fold.
The question he then left with each of his listeners was, which type of seed best described them? (Matthew 13:1-9)
So, what type of seed best describes you?
When I hear the word of God, do I strive to understand, give praise and grow in my faith?
Lord Jesus, give me the grace to pause and reflect on my every action so that the seed you have sown in my heart grows many-fold.
Prayer: Priests and Religious (Cardinal Joseph Bernadin)
Lord of the harvest,
your Word finds a home in our heart,
calls us into community,
and invites us to generous service of the human family.
Bless with courage and spirit your priestly people,
called to full participation in the one Body of Christ.
May many choose to respond in public service
to your call offered in Jesus’ name. Amen.