Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Evangelizers Post: Lessons of the Sower Pt. 1 - The Path

I have a new article up at

Sharing the joy of the Gospel is not always an easy thing.  There are many challenges that lay before us.  That is why Jesus told us the Parable of the Sower.  In it, a man sows seeds which represent God’s word.  The seed lands in one of four places: the path, the rocks, the thorns, and the good soil.  Anyone who is interested in spreading the Word of God would do well to meditate and reflect on His words.

This article is the first in a four-part series that draws out the lessons of that parable for us in the modern world.


We are called to share God’s word with anyone.  But some of those seeds fall on the path.  In the parable, birds immediately take up the seed and eat it at once.  Christ told us that the birds represent Satan.

And with this, He warns us against the devil’s most used weapon: distraction.
I’ve often heard my students ask why God doesn’t speak to us today like He did in the days of the Bible.  Why aren’t there more miracles?  Why can’t we see His presence?  

The answer, of course, is that He does still speak as He did in days gone by.  We are surrounded by His miracles and the wonder of His presence. 

You can read the entire article here.

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