Devotional Reading from the Daily Comon Lectionary: Mark 4:1-20
Text: Listen! A sower went out to sow.
Have you ever wondered why some people take Jesus seriously and others don’t? I have. So did the first followers of Jesus after the Easter experience.
Jesus once told His disciples that not everyone who hears about God’s love is able to receive it. Like various kinds of soil, people have varying receptiveness to His’ message.
Some have been so hardened by life’s rocky experiences that they find it hard to understand unconditional love, let alone accept it, because they never experienced it. Others are simply too busy. Still others are led astray by bad examples and teachings. And then there are those who have not been hardened by life, who have learned to distinguish the urgent from the important and who haven’t been led astray. They are the lucky who cling to His love like a drowning sailor clings to life raft.
In the midst of all of this Jesus said that His disciples must not forget their “why”. Our job is to sow the seed of God’s love near and far and to leave the results to God. Just be faithful in sowing the seed.
Lord God, let me not forget my call to share Your love in word and deed to those both near and far. Amen.