March 29, 2014
The Parable of the Sower
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 13, 1 – 9:
On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying, “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some 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 see fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.”
On Wednesday afternoon the worst snowstorm of the season hit us here in Prince Edward Island and all the other Provinces of Eastern Canada. It started by blowing hard with winds over 100 km an hour. Then it began to snow and about 50 cm fell. Because of the wind there was so much drifting that one could not see more than a few feet ahead of him. The snow started around 2:00 p.m. and the drifting too and it ended on Thursday afternoon. There were snowbanks everywhere. I went to Tignish today and to Alberton and there are piles of snow everywhere on the roads. Because of this storm, I lost my internet and it only came on Friday evening. Again this evening it is snowing but it should turn to rain in a few hours.
Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words, “I love you My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters who read Jesus’ messages and mine too.
My Son Jesus often taught the Jewish people by parables. Many did not understand what he was saying but others did. One of the parables He told was that of the sower. So on a farm, when the soil is ready, one will go out with the seed and sow. The seed will fall everywhere, some on the path, other on rocky ground, some fell among thorns and some fell on rich soil. The seed that did not fall on good soil, did not produce any fruit but only the seed that fell on good soil.
What does this mean? The seed is the word of God. So what kind of heart do you have? If your heart is as hard as the path, then the word of God will not take root. You will hear it with your ear, and it will be gone. If your heart is like rocky ground, you will accept the word of God and for a time arrange your life in accordance with it but soon you will be taken by all kinds of tribulations and fears and you will forget all about the word of God. Some their hearts are like a thornbush, they receive the word of God but their hearts are full of worldly desires especially that of riches and the word of God would be choked. For some people their hearts are like good soil. They receive the word of God and happily accept it and follow it wholeheartedly and they produce great fruit some a hundredfold, others sixty and still others thirtyfold.
So I call you My sons and daughters to embrace the word of God and to live according to it. The Word of God you will find in the Bible and the Church of My Son teaches it at all times. Follow this word and you will be in heaven with Me.”