I have come to realize how mysterious a thing a seed is. Within that kernel, there is the memory of centuries of death and rebirth, and a promise of future plants for as long as the earth will last.
Season after Pentecost | 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; (Isaiah 55:10-13; Psalm 65:[1-8], 9-13;) Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
In its deeper layers, Jesus' Parable of the Sower presents not differences between people but different kinds of terrain within each of us. Those who see are those who stand before Jesus and know that we all contain such variety.
by David LowerJuly 1, 2014
"It is by being in solidarity with sinners that Jesus brings about reconciliation. This is not a picture of Jesus that churches often emphasize."