Day 86: The Parable of the Sower Matt 13: 1-9; Mark 4: 1-9; Luke 8:4-8

Guided reflection:

We now begin the section of the gospels that focus on the parables of Jesus… the every day things that Jesus uses to explain a spiritual concept.  In this parable, Jesus tells a story from a boat to the people who had gathered around him.   It must have been planting season.   Can you make a list of the kinds of soil the sower broadcast his seeds?  Keep a space between each type of soil for day 89!  We will hear his interpretation on Day 89. He just ends with “Let the one who has ears, hear!”   What do you think Jesus meant?

Guided Prayer:   

            “Loving God, as we look at these parables told by Jesus, help me to have ears to hear.  Open my eyes

            and my heart to know how to apply Jesus’ teachings in my time in history.  Amen”