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Wednesday 3rd Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings

Wednesday 3rd Week of the Year

Mark 4:1-20

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.

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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