15th Sunday OT – 2017



“…who hears the word and understands it …”


What kind of soil for God’s word are we? How great fruit are we yielding?

The parable of the sower shall make us aware about listening to and understanding the Word of God. That we may bring any fruit, our hearts need to learn to listen not just merely to hear the God’s Word.

People of today, us including, have a great difficulty with a correct, proper listening to anyone, and with remembering which follows the listening. When we do not give attention to our hearing, do not take notice of what is spoken to us, we do not listen and do not remember. Try to reflect on that and you will see for yourself that it is true.

Only those who pay attention to what is spoken, have the chance to understand the words and ideas presented to them, and by doing so to remember.

Not everything makes an equal impact on our life, and on everyone. Jesus gives a lot of illustration of all kinds of disturbances which are not allowing us to bring a really good fruit.

The evil one may come and steal away the Word; the lack of root – meaning – we are unstable in our resolutions; we may fear tribulation or persecution or be full of worldly anxiety – meaning – our faith is weak and we have no trust in God.

Let us try – during this week – to give a good attention to Jesus’ Word; let us take notice of tiny nuances in the Gospel’s stories. After listening to the Good News, let’s take some resolutions. May the Word of God make a good impact on our daily life.

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ


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