16th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Wednesday, 26th July 2023

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 13:1-9

Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the shore, and he told them many things in parables.

He said, ‘Listen, a sower went out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up at once, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Anyone who has ears should listen!’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus taught the Truths of His Father’s Kingdom through using parables of everyday life, like farming.


  • The people were able to understand Jesus’ parables because they were familiar with the agricultural background from which Jesus illustrated His Truths.


  • Every person is a potential “rich soil” for the Truths of God’s Kingdom. We are each challenged to present God’s Truths effectively and attractively; most importantly through the witness of our daily living.