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Lenten Meditation-Mark 4:7-8

The Parable of the Sower

7Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. 8Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.’

My kitten is trying to capture a spot of sunlight as I sit here and write my meditation thoughts for the day. Try as she might, she cannot capture it. This is key to the parable. The light is the word of God. Jesus gave us the parable to do what seems impossible. It is the way to capture the light.

It is there before our eyes. The light streams through the window panes. It is beautiful and warm and it brings joy. The light of the Word is all of these. Yet, most of us do not grasp it because we are engrossed in the world, so the light is snuffed out like dark clouds over the sun or thorns that choke.  Jesus meant all the parables for us to see the light. Their simplicity and beauty allow us to blow the clouds away.

This parable tells us that those who catch the light are those who are immersed  in the good soil. Only those in the rich deep soil can receive the lights true rewards. Then when they grow strong and have deep roots,  they bear much fruit. Their fruit spreads more seed and the light works its miracle again and again.

Prayer:  I am here to catch the light, dear Jesus. My roots are stronger now than before. I pray that I will bear fruit and spread the Word. Amen


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