Thought for the Day – Thursday 1st October

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Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.

Matthew 13 : 8 – 9

The good ground corresponds to those whose hearts and minds are open to God’s calling and receive it genuinely. It is a rich and fine soil—a mind that submits itself to the full influence of God’s truth and accepting accept God’s Word – the message of Jesus,  as rich soil accepts a seed for growth—they also live by it and bear fruit . In the same way that the kingdom of God can expand from small beginnings.

We have already heard that stony ground, having little or no soil, has insufficient nourishment for seeds to root and grow into a healthy plant.

So what do we do with the grains that have multiplied in the fertile soil. We can mill the grain to make flour to make bread to feed the people of God, but we must keep some back to sow again to multiply again and again year after year. This is what we are being called upon to do – spread the word of Jesus as far and wide as possible, so that a few will hear and will want to learn more.

Prayer – Dear Lord, You have filled our grain sacks with so much good news. Give us the confidence to sow your good news where it will be heard and to see our efforts grow.

Action – Don’t miss any opportunity to tell people about your faith and the good works of our Church.