Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel ….
Wednesday 26 July 2017 The feast of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, the parents of the blessed Virgin Mary..
Listening to the parable of the sower we always think that we are the good seeds sown by the sower . We continue this train of thoughts with some melancholic gloom , that well-well how good we are but some unthinking sower put our lives in such circumstances that we are not capable of producing a rich harvest !
Yes we did everything-we are washing our hands- but unfortunately we were not as lucky as the other seeds that fell into fertile ground !! Shifting our failures onto others for our setbacks is not nice and does not lead anywhere , this is why lets turn the parable around ! Lets be the plough land and God’s Word the good seed , that falls abundantly into our lives , but since we are not doing everything to become a rich soil , that is why God’s fertile life-giving Words in our lives cannot spring up in a stalk and bring a plentiful harvest ! Instead of blaming others , our circumstances lets endeavour to get rid of the thorns of bad habits , without compromise, systematically lets get rid of the smaller or bigger sins holding us back in our lives and everything will change ! I believe that God is not tight-fisted , He gives us His graces abundantly and so the sincere repentance, the enduring prayer , the merciful love is capable to make us into fertile soil, a tree yielding plentiful fruit !
translated by dr k.e.
On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.
Such large crowds gathered around him
that he got into a boat and sat down,
and the whole crowd stood along the shore.
And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:
"A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,
and birds came and ate it up.
Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil.
It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,
and when the sun rose it was scorched,
and it withered for lack of roots.
Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit,
a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.
Whoever has ears ought to hear.”
Matthew 13, 1-9