24th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday, 19th September 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 8:4-8

With a large crowd gathering and people from every town finding their way to Jesus, he told this parable:

‘A sower went out to sow his seed. Now as he sowed, some fell on the edge of the path and was trampled on; and the birds of the air ate it up. Some seed fell on rock, and when it came up it withered away, having no moisture. Some seed fell in the middle of thorns and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell into good soil and grew and produced its crop a hundredfold.’

Saying this he cried, ‘Anyone who has ears for listening should listen!’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • This Parable of the Sower is familiar to all. It is also called the Parable of the Soil.


  • Jesus mentioned different types of soil: barren soil by the pathway, soil that nourishes thorns, dry, rocky soil and good soil. Each type symbolizing the different degrees of receptivity toward the Good News of Salvation of God.


  • We are a mixture of different types of soil at different stages of our lives. What type of soil are you now?