Jesus said to his disciples, «Now listen to the parable of the sower. When a person hears the message of the Kingdom but without taking it to himself, the devil comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed that fell along the footpath. The seed that fell on rocky ground stands for the one who hears the word and accepts it at once with joy. But this fickle and has no roots. No sooner is he harassed or persecuted because of the word, than he gives up. The seed that fell among the thistles is the one who hears the word, but then the worries of this life and the love of money choke the word, and it does not bear fruit. As for the seed that fell on good soil it is the one who hears the word and under-stands it; this bears fruit and produces a hundred, or sixty, or thirty times more».
Today Jesus is telling us that the only way to prepare the land is to listen to the Word of God and put them in to practice so that the word of God which we have received may give fruit.
God has given us the intelligence and the wisdom of good discernment. It is through this process of discernment inspired by the Holy Spirit that we can understand the Word of God in our own language. By applying our intelligence and wisdom we should look for the ways and means of implementation of this Word of God in our lives.
God, who is generous and merciful will continue to sow the seed in our hearts and let us learn to understand the message he gives to us daily.