Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Who's the Sower


When we read the parable of Jesus about the sower and how some seeds ended on the footpath, and others on rocky ground, and others among thorns and only a few on good ground, we think of the Word of God spread amongst many who would not listen.

But let's consider who is the sower? Is it God teaching us? Or Jesus preaching throughout the Holy Land? Or the prophets and Disciples?

The sower is of course all of these. But he is us too. Yes ... you and me.

We have a duty and responsibility to evangelise and spread the Word of God to everyone, far and wide. Not just Christians.

If the Word of God was meant for just Christians we would dig a long furrow and make sure that the seeds are planted one by one carefully in the furrow and none are wasted. But Jesus does not say that. He spread the seeds far and wide and if people do not want to listen that is their problem. Not yours.

Of course we're not all good at preaching from the pulpit, or standing in street corners, or knocking at doors telling everyone about Jesus.

But we could preach about Jesus in our actions and the way we live. Say for instance someone invites you to go fishing, or playing golf or whatever on Sunday. And you say you can't because on Sunday you're in church. That comment alone is your sermon.

If you're in a restaurant and do the sign of the Cross before eating. That alone is your sermon.

Then there's social media. How many opportunities we have there to give our own personal sermons.

We don't need to have University Degrees in theology, religion or whatever to tell others about God. There are many learned people out there with Christian Blogs and websites that would put you to sleep in the first sentence. Good luck to them. They're doing a great job curing insomnia.

Our Blogs need only be simple and speak about our journey hand in hand with Christ as simply as we can. We never know who might visit us and not leave a comment. To many, our Blog may be the only opportunity to learn about God.

Let your Blog be the one Jesus would want to read.

10 comments:

  1. GREAT Post! I pray my words are always inspired by Him and if even one is touched--my job is done!
    Blessings, Friend!

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    1. Rest assured Lulu that the posts on your Blog are always well inspired and thought-provoking. Regardless of my often/sometimes/maybe inappropriate comments making light of what you say. I have learnt much from your posts.

      God bless you.

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  2. Hi Victor! I was at morning mass (just got home not too long ago) and guess what the reading was? Yep. The Parable of the Sower. Great timing!
    It's so true that we can pass along the words and love of God in our own small ways, and certainly blogs are one way to do that. God is here, present among us. And He sure loves to work through us, which is such an honor.
    I know you are His inspiration to me many times. Not to mention His humor!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you so much, Ceil, for your kind words and encouragement.

      Indeed we should do what we can to spread God's Word in our own way.

      I really do hope that God has a sense of humour; otherwise I am in real trouble. Maybe I should have a joke or two for when I meet Him.

      God bless you.

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  3. Your words on how blogs from those highly schooled can cure insomnia made me chuckle! Being authentically ourselves in our writing, our words showing our struggles even as believers connect readers.

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    1. That's right Lynn. We should keep our message simple and spoken from the heart. Some Blogs I read are so full of theology that they serve no real purpose in spreading God's Word.

      Thank you for your visit. God bless you.

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  4. I have found that kindness is a powerful witness too. HE is the light, we are the mirror.
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. Well said Sparky. Thank you.

      God bless you always.

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  5. Wow, I LOVE that..."let your blog be the one Jesus would want to read"! Very thought-provoking indeed...and the absolute cry of my heart!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl for your kind words. Our duty to Christ is to spread His Word in what we write.

      God bless you.

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