Christ the Sower.
Todayís readings ask us to meditate on
Israelís, and our own, response to Godís Word. Why do some hear the word of the
kingdom, yet fail to accept it as a call to conversion and faith in Jesus? That
question underlies todayís Gospel, especially. We see that the kingdomís
mysteries are unfolded to those who open their hearts, making of them a rich
soil in the which the Word can grow and bear fruit.