Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Being fit to take care of a garden


"Unless we know the difference between flowers and weeds, we are not fit to take care of a garden.
It is not enough to have truth planted in our minds.
We must learn and labour to keep the ground clear of thorns and briars, follies and perversities,
which have a wicked propensity to choke the word of life."

- Clyde Francis Lytle

"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
When people hear the message about the kingdom and do not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their hearts. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to people who 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. The seed falling among the thorns refers to people who hear the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to people who hear the word and understand it. They produce a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."

Matthew 13:18-23

God, I am grateful that the sower has sown the word
and that I could receive it

let me cherish it and let the earth on which is sown be well maintained and properly edited.
Let me also bear good fruits,
that I ask You  in Jesus name, amen.
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Het verschil weten tussen bloemen en onkruid
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English: An icon depicting the Sower. In Sts. ...
English: An icon depicting the Sower. In Sts. Konstantine and Helen Orthodox Church, Cluj, Romania. Español: Ícono representando la parábola del sembrador, en la Iglesia Ortodoxa de Helen, en Cluj (Rumania) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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