Sunday, July 13, 2008
Hope of the Seed
The Parable of the Seed and the Sower
Offers us many points of reflection today for these are symbols rich in meaning.
1. The Gospel tells us that Jesus is the sower and the seeds are His Words which He offers to us as truths as paths to peace and happiness and even salvation.
And He invites us to be a Good Soil
To accept His Words of Life, allow it to nourish us and shape us
To overcome obstacles of selfishness and even hardheadedness that could choke up the seeds of life.
Be open to the Jesus, have time for Him and accept Him in our lives.
So that in the end our life can bear fruit a hundredfold.
2. The Seed is something insignificant, small and ordinary but ones planted it can grow and become a big tree that could give shelter and food to animals and birds and even man. It is something that could become extraordinary.
The Seed can be an act of love or a simple act of goodness that when offered from the heart can mean a lot to others.
The seed can be an small offering for the poor, though nothing compared to what others can give but could help a lot those who are in need.
It can even be a simple smile for a neighbor that could brighten their day.
The seed can be an hour for the Lord today, it may look not much but surely can please the Lord and could merit us blessings.
3. The Seed can grow and be transformed. It can change
The seed could be ourselves. When sometimes we say I am hopeless and could never change
But given the right desire and grace from God. Surely we can start all over again, start a new Life.
This is a site of "Leaps of Faith" experiences and reflections. Be it Philosophical, Theological, Practical or Personal. It is also a site of Biblical reflections. But Above all, This is a site for YOU and ME.
"Leaps of Faith"
"LEAPS OF FAITH" Can be a religious movement of a person, an inner movement of belief, of trust on the greatest power of all, The Supreme being..Our Creator and Maker..Our God. They can be resolutions of a person everyday in his life to move forward, to be a better person, and to start a new life. They can be decisions of a person in times of great uncertainties, when he is not sure of what will come or happen and he makes a leap of faith. They can be steps, difficult steps that a person makes on his way to change or to start anew. Or they can simply be a persons resolve to fly, to travel..to widen his horizons, to learn more about life and to grow. These are Leaps of faith we make everyday and in great moments of our lives and they are worth considering and reflecting.