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Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 13:1-9): On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. And he spoke to them at length in parables On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore. And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep, and when the sun rose it was scorched, and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it. But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to 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?