Greetings on this the Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1 COR 15:35-37, 42-49; PS 56:10C-12, 13-14; LK 8:4-15
Notes: Sow means to plant or cast upon the ground. The expectation is growth.
What is sown in you is into the spiritual body not yet seen but present in the physical body. The seed is the word of God given to you in your spiritual and physical body.
Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.
In today’s gospel portion, Jesus describes the ‘listening’ in Jewish terms which means to act upon (ought to hear).
And what you sow is not the body that is to be but a bare kernel of wheat, perhaps, or of some other kind.
So also is the resurrection of the dead.
It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible.
It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious.
It is sown weak; it is raised powerful.
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.
The seed is the word of God.
I will walk in the presence of God, in the light of the living.
Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
and yield a harvest through perseverance.
Those on the path are the ones who have heard.
- Trampled – no listening which is the belief that we are soulless, no merit to consider.
- Rocky soil – just a good story without importance, not considered with importance.
- Thorns – my problems mean more to me than any of God’s promises.
- Rich soil – accept the gift / promise and do something with it.
Heard, listen and do.
Peace be with you,