Gift: Understanding – With the gift of understanding, we comprehend how we need to live as a follower of Jesus Christ. A person with understanding is not confused by all the conflicting messages in our culture about the right way to live.
Reading: He said, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God;* it is as if a man were to scatter seed the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.” (Mark 4:26-27)
Observation: Wednesday night, one of our young adults and I went down to the Newman Center at the University to attend the weekly student Mass at 9pm. I had just finished my Catechist training class and he had just finished choir practice, but I was hoping to make it in time for confession. I did make it for confession, and Father Daniel’s homily on that day’s gospel was rather unorthodox. He actually had us discuss what we heard the gospel telling us about the seed that was sown on the path and the rocky ground, etc…After we discussed it in our small groups, we heard him say to all of us that we should be the sower, and stop seeing ourselves as seeds. Today’s gospel reading is explaining further that we should no longer be looking at where our seed lands, just be sowing it. Father Daniel specifically told me to be a sower before I left Wednesday night, and I resolved to do so.
Personification: Love It is the true nature of love to be spreading the seeds of faith to anyone that may hear it. I know my little blog does not reach many, but I am thankful to God for the work that he is doing through me here and in our church.
Prayer: Lord, don’t let me lose sight of the work that you are working through me and let me love you more and more by continuing to spread the good news to everyone who is reading or listening. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit…Amen!
- Parable of the Sower (joequatronejr.wordpress.com)
- The Grim Sower (justinminott.com)
- Hearing The Good News Of God’s Kingdom (americanclarion.com)