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24th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday

Luke Chapter: 8 Verse: 4-15
The part in the rich soil is people who take the word themselves and yield a harvest through their perseverence

With a large crowd gathering and people from every town finding their way to him, Jesus used this parable:

‘A sower went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell on the edge of the path and was trampled on; and the birds of the air ate it up. Some seed fell on rock, and when it came up it withered away, having no moisture. Some seed fell amongst thorns and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell into rich soil and grew and produced its crop a hundredfold.’ Saying this he cried, ‘Listen, anyone who has ears to hear!’

His disciples asked him what this parable might mean, and he said, ‘The mysteries of the kingdom of God are revealed to you; for the rest there are only parables so that

they may see but not perceive,
listen but not understand.*

‘This, then, is what the parable means: the seed is the word of God. Those on the edge of the path are people who have heard it, and then the devil comes and carries away the word from their hearts in case they should believe and be saved. Those on the rock are the people who, when they first hear it, welcome the word with joy. But these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of trial they give up. As for the part that fell into thorns, this is the people who have heard, but as they go on their way they are choked by the worries and riches and pleasures of life and do not reach maturity. As for the part in the rich soil, this is the people who have heard the word and take it to themselves and yield a harvest through their perseverence.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord

* [Isaiah Chapter 6 Verse 9] Verse 11 continues as follows:
I then said, ‘Until when, Lord?’ He replied, ‘Until towns are in ruins and deserted, houses untenanted and a great desolation reigns in the land...’

Saints of the Day: Saint Adamnan of Iona, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

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