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Liturgical day: Wednesday 16th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 13,1-9): Jesus left the house and sat down by the lakeside. As many people gathered around him, He got in a boat. There He sat while the whole crowd stood on the shore, and he spoke to them in parables about many things». Jesus left the house and sat down by the lakeside. As many people gathered around him, He got in a boat. There He sat while the whole crowd stood on the shore, and he spoke to them in parables about many things. Jesus said, «The sower went out to sow and, as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground where there was little soil, and the seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was not deep. But as soon the sun rose the plants were scorched and withered because they had no roots. Again other seeds fell among thistles; and the thistles grew and choked the plants. Still other seeds fell on good soil and produced a crop; some produced a hundredfold, others sixty and others thirty. If you have ears, then hear!».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today many people want to hear Jesus. From the shore they hear him well... And the young Master adapts himself well to this wide audience. He does not make them dizzy with a cascade of laws no one understands. He speaks of the very life itself...

-God is the good sower. There is abundant seed! But if the ground is not plowed, the seed bounces back and is lost. Are the furrows of my heart deep enough? Is it clear of boulders?