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.