Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Willibrord, Bishop & Missionary

November 7th, 2015
"Jesus said in a parable; 'A sower went out to sow his seed.'" Luke 8 : 4
Seed

The ‘seed’ is the word of God.  The seed sown on the edge of the path refers to people who have heard the word of God,  and the devil comes and carries away the word from their hearts.  The seed sown on the rock refers to people who,  when they first hear the word,  welcome it with joy.   But this seed has no roots.  As for the seed that fell into the thorns,  this refers to those who heard the word,  but it becomes choked by the worries and pleasures of life.  As for the seed on rich soil – this refers to the people who with a noble and generous heart have heard the word and take it to themselves and yield a harvest through their perseverance.

Prayer

Give us, O Lord, a heart to understand your Word. Amen