Matthew 13: 22-23
As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.
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Parables can be among the prickly pears of Biblical passages. There is something good for us in there somewhere, but we are not entirely sure how to get to it. The parable of the sower is a long story with different parts. It is deceptively simple and yet the disciples, like the rest of us, scratch their heads wondering if they truly got what it means. They pull Jesus aside to check. Jesus gives them explanations of the multiple metaphors. The explanation probably confirms that they were not far off in their own first stab at understanding. We are still left with the big question: What do we do with it? The answer is clear and incredibly frustrating: Just keep sowing.
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But, but, Lord.....sigh.....ok, Lord, your will, not mine. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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