I apply Matthew's Gospel Reading of today to my life and behaviors.
When have I sown on the path? When have I heard - but, not understood?
What could I have done to understand?
When have I sown on rocky ground? I certainly resonate with this
sower. How many times have I had the best of intentions to sow good
works…but, I react to some tribulation and my best intentions
When have I sown among thorns? How many times have I succumbed to
the secular world's glitz and the "riches" of the seven
deadly sins? Too many times.
When have I sown on rich soil? And, when I have sown on rich soil,
what can I learn from this to maintain this kind of sowing choice
Can I, on a daily basis, visualize all my choices (behaviors, thoughts,
attitudes, motivations) as going one of four directions - on a path,
on rocky ground, among thorns, or on rich soil? Before I make that
choice, can I always remember this Gospel Reading and choose the
dark moist rich soil? And, give thanks to God for all the fruit
that is born of my choice.