Seeds and Sower, Ears and Eyes: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We heard several times today about seeds
· In Isaiah
o “…till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to him who sows…”
· Responsorial Psalm
o “The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest”
· Gospel according to Matthew
o The sower that sowed on different ground, and the most important to be on rich soil
Each of these are the seeds of God’s Word
So today, I want to speak about this deeper, even beyond the prophetic and Jesus parable…why?
· Jesus challenged his disciples against a secular (or back then, a pagan culture):
o “‘You shall indeed hear but not understand you shall indeed look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears, they have closed their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and be converted, and I heal them.’”
I mean, how often is the Scriptures in our public venue today?
· And dare would I also add that we do have citizens that are pagan, heretics, polytheism, atheism, communism, socialism, capitalism, scientism, when God is left alone
· Have you ever read, prayed, or listened to God’s Word every day? Do you hear or see how God’s Word does affect in our society?
· Or, do you remember how often our presidents normally used the Scriptures in their talks (like Abraham Lincoln emancipation of slavery?) Or Marten Luther King, seeking peace and justice? Or our Astronauts orbiting around the moon by reading Genesis 1? Or our public venue with the 10 commandments, on our money, on statutes?
Sadly, many, many people do not hear or see the best news, the most important news, even though that our Bible is not written with our 2020 data.
Please read that Bible and you’re learn a lot, and grow closer to our savior!