Wednesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
We can see an interaction that takes place
between the seed and good mother earth.
We are the ground in which the Father plants His seed,
the Word, who is His Son.
This parable is really about grace,
the unmerited relationship we have with the Lord
that is totally His initiative.
The ground, even if it is fertile
can do nothing on its own.
It is just there. But watch what happens
when the Father places His Son
in a relationship with us.
After the growth period of weeding, watering and fertilizing,
the fruits it bears are remarkable.
How blessed we are to be that fertile ground.
If you fear you are not,
but perhaps rocky or thorny or a path,
please know that underneath all that mess
is fertile ground.
The discipline of the Lord is the saving Passion of Jesus
that comes along with the plow of His Cross
and digs up all that is choking and killing His love for you.
Should you experience that cross, don’t resist it.
Have hope Take courage.
The sower is going to let His Son suffer for you
until He hits the fertile ground. Amen.