DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Living the Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus explains through the “Parable of the Sower” that even those who have deep faith in the Gospel, will yield different harvests of thirty, sixty or a hundred fold. Ponder on, “Is my faith and love for God conditional or selfless, generous and with forgiving love like Jesus?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘So pay attention to the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the Evil One comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the seed sown on the edge of the path. The seed sown on patches of rock is someone who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But such a person has no root deep down and does not last; should some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, at once he falls away.
‘The seed sown in thorns is someone who hears the word, but the worry of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and so it produces nothing. And the seed sown in rich soil is someone who hears the word and understands it; this is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.’