Parable of the sower

#474 This evening I preached on #parableofthesower and questioned whether there is more to the parable than meets the eye. What if it were about #community and the #seeds represented people in the community. Birth or luck may place them in the #margins (seed on the path), #disillussioned (rocky ground), #selfsufficient and #successful (thorny ground) or aware of the #weightofresponsibility (good soil). What does that mean though? Do we all understand one another? Do we listen to one another? Do we know what each other needs? What if Jesus is calling us to do all of these things, to be #goodsoil, to draw into relationship with all people in our society? Would that help us to glimpse the glory of the kingdom?

Seeing God’s intentions¬†

#467 I’ve been looking at the #parableofthesower Commentaries suggest that the explanation given #matthew13v18to23 was added later, and gives a different explanation from Jesus original intention. How can we know or understand the intentions of God when we are unable to see outside of our earthly experiences?

Encourage One Another

#17 The parable of the sower…some seed fell on the path and the birds ate it, some on rocky ground without enough soil and more fell among the thorns. Some seeds however fell on the good soil, and grain came from it. Lord help each of us who minister to stay strong and encourage others to flourish.
#parable #sower #flourish