The final part of our series reflection on the Parable of the Sower is the happy ending. Now, I am a firm believer in happy endings. Every Christian should be because the story of our faith is one with a happy ending. Some of us get stuck at Calvary and forget that though we live in this vale of tears, we are a Resurrection people.
One of the great lessons of the Parable of the Sower is that God’s Word is constantly surrounding us. Often I hear my students ask why God no longer speaks to us the way He used to. I respond that God is constantly talking to us. The question is whether or not we are listening.
We have a choice on how to respond to the Lord’s call. We can ignore it (the path), we can make it purely emotional (the rocks), we can let worldly desire overwhelm us (the thorns), or there is the final option: we can let it grow in us (the good soil).
The key mark of the good soil, according to Christ, is that it bears fruit thirty-, sixty-, and a hundred-fold. What is this fruit?
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