Jesus' parable presents not differences between people but different kinds of terrain within each of us.
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
"It is by being in solidarity with sinners that Jesus brings about reconciliation. This is not a picture of Jesus that churches often emphasize."