July 21, 2021
Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase from the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
Jesus spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path…some fell on rocky ground…some seed fell among thorns…but some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit…” (Matthew 13:1-9)
GO OUT AND SOW: We plant seeds of faith by being intentional disciples – spreading the gospel message, sharing our beliefs and values openly, loving God and others, and acting as feet-washing servants. Even then we don’t know if or when we will see results.
To have any success in our efforts, our seeds of faith must be authentic, the message genuine. We must plant the seeds of faith with love and out of love. We must be persistent. We must be patient – germination will not likely occur overnight, or perhaps even for years.
If we are genuine, persistent and patient, then all there is left to do is walk by faith, trusting that those seeds will germinate. When they do germinate, the possibilities are limitless.
Planting seeds is an act of faith. Please continue to plant the seeds of faith.