“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Mark 4: 3-4,14-15

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“Listen! Imagine a sower going out to sow.

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Now it happened that, as he sowed,

some of the seed fell on the edge of the path,

and the birds came and ate it up. […]

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What the sower is sowing is the Word.

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Those on the edge of the path where the Word is sown…

are people who have no sooner heard it

than Satan comes and carries away the Word that was sown in them.”

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– Mark 4: 3-4,14-15 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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Jesus’ parable of the sower is aimed at the hearers of His Word.

There are different ways of accepting God’s Word…

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“Some of the seed fell on the edge of the path.”

Jesus is indicating the prejudiced hearer who has a shut mind.

Such a person is unteachable

and blind to what he or she does not want to hear.

Am I like this?

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God gives grace to those who eagerly want to listen to His Word

that they may understand His will

and have the strength to live according to it.

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PRAYER…

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Lord Jesus, grant that I will never wander off to the edge of Your path;

that I will never be disinterested in You.

Grant, Lord, that I will eagerly rush closer to You,

to always willingly receive Your loving and strengthening Word.

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Jesus, open my heart to Your Word.

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