Grooming Of Our Own Hearts

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The parable of the Sower like other parables of Jesus is aimed at the hearts of his listeners. The one sowing the seed is God or Jesus, and the seed is the Word of God. The field is the heart of humans. God is generous, so he sows the seed on all kinds of fields, upon the path, the rocky ground, the thorny field and upon the rich soil.

The sowing is being done whenever we read or listen to the Holy Scriptures. The seed is also sown by parents, teachers and catechists when hey encourage children and teach them Gospel values for life. In our effort to grow as an Amazing Parish Community, here in SJN we are all committed to knowing, living, and sharing our faith through a deeper understanding, love and practice of the Word of God in our daily lives. There may be some of each of these four types of fields in the hearts of all of us.

We are called to do our own grooming of our hearts’ soil, so that misunderstanding and prejudice, or disappointment and the cross, or worldly anxiety and the lure of riches or temptations will not render our hearts unfertile soil for Jesus’ words.

“Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return till they have watered the earth…so shall my Word be, it shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end  for which I sent it.”  Is.55:10-11

Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS

Pastor, SJN