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And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path. and the birds ... It is Christ who has sown the seed of faith. In our hearts. And that seed is the word of God. ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Parable of the Sower


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The Parable of the Sower
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Jesus began to teach them many things in
parables, and in his teaching, he said to them
Listen! A sower went out to sow
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And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path
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and the birds came and ate it up
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Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did
not have much soil
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and it sprung up quickly, but since it had no
root, it withered away
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Other seed fell among thorns
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and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it
yielded no grain
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Other seed fell into good soil
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and brought forth grain
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growing up
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and increasing one hundredfold.
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And Jesus said, Let anyone with ears to hear
listen!
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  • Jesus is the first farmer.
  • It is Christ who has sown the seed of faith
  • In our hearts
  • And that seed is the word of God.

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  • Some seed falls by the wayside,
  • some on stony ground,
  • and some among the weeds and thorns.

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  • but some seed also falls on good soil
  • that is among men and women
  • who are open in their lives
  • to a personal relationship with Christ
  • and to solidarity with their neighbour. 15

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  • Two thousand years ago Jesus proclaimed the
    Gospel in Palestine and sent the disciples to sow
    the Gospel in the world. Today, Jesus Christ,
    present in the Church through his Spirit,
    continues to scatter the Word of God ever more
    widely in the field of the world.
  • General Directory for Catechesis n15

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Prayer Response
  • So often the message of Christ remains on the
    edge of our lives. It does not affect our
    decisions. It does not penetrate our thinking.
  • God, the source of all knowledge and wisdom,
    allow my ears to hear your Word, my mind to
    understand, and my heart to respond.

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  • Cynicism, unyielding retention of my own opinion,
    unwillingness to be open to growth can close the
    ears of my heart.
  • Loving God, allow the ear of my heart to be open
    to your voice speaking through the Word or
    through the voice of others.

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  • The sower sows the seed is neither carefully
    measured out nor is it protected. The sower seems
    oblivious to the grounds condition. The seed is
    simply scattered liberally. And at the end of the
    story there is plenty to harvest.
  • Creator God, allow us to scatter the seed of your
    Word liberally and not focus too much on the type
    of ground that might be before us.

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  • May God,
  • who gives seed to the sower
  • And corn to the reaper,
  • Bless us as we begin this time together
  • In the name of the Father, and of the Son
  • And of the Holy Spirit.
  • Amen
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