“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Mark 4:8,20

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TODAY’S WORD…

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“And some seeds fell into rich soil

and, growing tall and strong, produced crop;

and yielded thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold. […]

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There are those who have received the seed in rich soil:

they hear the Word and accept it

and yield a harvest, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.”

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– Mark 4:8,20 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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“There are those who have received the seed in rich soil.”

These are the ones whose minds and hearts are open.

Such persons are at all times willing to listen and to learn.

They are never too proud or too busy to learn.

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They listen with humble intelligence in order to understand;

they discern without bias and shed all self-interest;

they recognise God’s Truth, and embrace it

…and God’s Love comes flooding into their hearts and takes over.

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And then?

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And then, as they gladly submit to God’s Way and His will,

they will produce fruit “and yield a harvest, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold”

– a harvest of love, joy, peace,

patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control,

which they will gladly and generously share with others for the glory of God’s Kingdom.

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PRAYER…

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O Divine Sower,

I seek Your forgiveness for the times when my heart appears to reject the seed;

for when I am blinded by my selfish preoccupations and worldliness.

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Lord, thank You for never giving up on me;

for Your persistence and for Your unconditional love.

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Take over, Lord Jesus, and turn me into good and fertile ground.

Plant in me, Lord, all virtues and grant that I may produce a generous harvest to untiringly share with others

…in Your Name and for the Glory of Your Kingdom.

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Amen.

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