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Our topic today is "The parables of the sower Matthew 13:1-9

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 seed 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."

One of the prominent features of authentic Christian life is the fecundity that follows from a life - transforming attentiveness to the word of God. For the Christian the word of God is not just a bundle of statutes and laws that command compliance, it is rather something very real that defines and determine one's entire life. 

Today topic is telling us how Jesus identifies the different levels of receptivity to the word of God in the heart ♥  of men.  In some hearts, the word of God gains no proper entrance ; it is left to settle only at the edge, thereby making no lasting impact on the individual. Others close up to the full indwelling of this word due to superficiality of their disposition, while some others allow untold cares and worries to stifle the word already sown in their hearts.  Yet they are those who approach the word with the appropriate disposition, and are able to bear fruit in abundance. 

The word of God remains a fecund seed itself.  However, everr every seed needs good soil and apt ambient for it to germinate, grow and bear fruit.  This brings us deduce that the word of God,  which Jesus sows in every one of us need the good disposition of the Spirit to take flesh in us, grow and bear fruits strong faith and good works. 

Today we are invited to reflect on how responsible we have been to the demands of God's word.  Has it been able to touch our lives and transformed it or have we allowed frivolities, superficiality and fear of change to render it inactive, ineffective and unproductive?  What do we do with the word of God we listen to every Sunday or every time,  read to us and preached to us?  God's plan for us is revealed in his words, and the way we open up to this word goes long way to determine how much of the life of God we may hope to have in us.  Therefore living the life of God demands that we bear fruit by allowing his word to guide our way life. 


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