Waste not, want not

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Matthew 13:1-9

In the parable of the sower, Jesus tells of seed strewn over the ground without concern for where it will land. The sower is wasting his time and money but seems completely unconcerned. He is confident of a rich harvest in the end.

Loving someone can seem like a waste of time, but this Gospel story teaches us otherwise.

Many spouses, parents, or children have hardened their hearts and won't let love in. They may see our efforts to restore contact as a threat to their freedom or as competition. Though we have good intentions, meaning to say and do the best for them, we may be misunderstood. Thorny problems--interfering relatives, money worries, jealousy--grow up to choke budding relationships. The story of the sower reminds us that loving is always worthwhile and that our patient concern for others will eventually bear good fruit where we may least expect it.

What good has God strewn across your path lately?


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