Sunday Sermon and Some Sowing of Seeds

13 Jul

“You sow wheat once, you feed the world once! You sow ideas once, you feed the world a thousand times!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

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Well, I didn’t watch Mass in my pajamas this morning. I actually got up early enough to take a short morning walk, make some fresh ginger green tea, and sit a minute before 11 o’clock Mass. Helene was kind enough to text me that it would be on channel 27 instead of channel 11 today. It’s always interesting to see the different churches and hear different priests or bishops. Today was at the Dallas Cathedral. St. Gabriel is now open for Sunday Masses, but I’m trying to be a little careful, and as long as I can watch on tv, I’m good.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the sower of seeds. Some seeds fell on the path, then eaten by birds. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, withered and dies because they had no roots. Others fell upon thorns and were choked. Then, some seeds fell on good soils and the grain flourished. He goes on to explain…

“Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is what was sown along the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the delight in riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit, and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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My take on it, of course, is just common sense. Good rich earth and good rich hearts will be rewarded and plentiful. But, like any seed, it must be tended with loving care and nurtured. It does take work, and doesn’t come easily.

My Catholic friends laugh at me because I tell them that I hold up my cracker or cookie and my cup of tea to get virtually blessed while I watch the Mass, but hey… my perception is my reality. To me. It’s blessed.

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So, while I was thinking about the Gospel and sowing seeds, I remembered that I often save the large pit that comes inside each avocado, and when I have a bunch, I throw them in a flower pot I have out back. I don’t expect them to grow anything, as I rarely water it or take care of it, but sometimes they do grow. (I do NOT have a green thumb.)A couple of weeks ago, I had quite a few shoots pop up, but I think a bunny or two came and ate all the green sprouts. But that’s OK. If someone or something benefits from the seeds that I sow, it’s a win-win.

I like to do my writing every day and sow a few seeds, something to think about, to learn, or to share.

On a brighter note… 🎼. I haven’t killed my flowers that I planted in the backyard yet. I’ve actually been watering them… when I remember. 🤦‍♀️

My Google assistant says it 96° out right now, but feels like 105°. I always walk around this time. Hmm…should I or shouldn’t I? Maybe a short one.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

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