Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Parable of the Sower
On another occasion he began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land. And he taught them at length in parables, and in the course of his instruction he said to them, “Hear this! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep. And when the sun rose, it was scorched and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it and it produced no grain. And some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit. It came up and grew and yielded thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” He added, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” (Passage from the Gospel of St. Mark 4:1-9)
I am now rested from my trip to the Province of Quebec and so tomorrow I will start another trip. I will go and sleep in Charlottetown tonight so I can be at the airport at 5:00 a.m. to take the plane for Toronto and then to Minneapolis in the USA. I will give a retreat of three days there and I will leave for home on Monday morning. Please pray that this retreat goes well.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I love you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in all the countries of the world. I am the sower and the seed I sow is the Word of God. Today the Word of God is being preached in every country of the world. You too have heard the Word, but how have you accepted it? Are you too occupied with the things of this world that the Word finds no root in you? Are you too busy in accumulating money that you do not think about the other world where you are called? I want every one of you to be the good soil where the Word of God takes root and bears good fruit. The good fruit means love, peace, joy, deep faith, praying, receiving the sacraments and going to church regularly. You will imitate Me in loving each other and forgiving all those who have hurt you in any way. Walk with Me and you will not be disappointed. I bless you.”