Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for July 12, 2020.
Description: The readings for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time are about sowing seeds. The important thing to remember about seed sowing is that the effort is worthless if the seeds are not changed by being cast to the ground. Each seed must give up its former self, dying in the dirt while new life stirs within it. Only then can it send out a tender, first root, which will multiply and grow stronger and deeper to support upward growth. Even so, it has to be properly nourished to survive.
If all this takes place, the end result is a plant that looks nothing like the seed, which as it grows develops the ever-more important mission of benefiting the wider world of Nature beyond itself.
As we listen to Jesus explain the parable, we say yes, we want to be seeds that become fruitful lives. But desiring it does not automatically transform us. What is it that makes the soil of our lives rich and growth-producing?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, youth groups, stewardship, ministry invitations, staff meeting, RCIA, adult faith formation, etc.