“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? The farmer sows the word. Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.’” -Mark 4:13-20
We forget, sometimes, that words are like seeds that as we talk, we are just like spreading seeds everywhere. There’s this parable Jesus tells that some seed falls on the rock and some seed falls among thorns and some falls on the road and some seed falls on good soil. And as we throw that seed out, much of that seed will take root in the lives of others, and that’s why your words are so powerful.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help us to spread seeds to nourish others and help them grow.
REFLECTION: What seeds have you spread with your words this week?