Commentary on the Gospel of

Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF - Claretian Publications Philippines

Recklessness of the Sower

Unlike a careful and responsible sower who would ensure that the seeds fell only on the good and well-prepared soil, the parable’s sower recklessly sows the seeds everywhere: not only within the fertile, ploughed soil, but also among thorns, on the path, and on the rocky ground; in other words, he sows them in every conceivable space. However, there is method in the seeming madness of the sower; for, we know that this sower is God Himself. What appears foolish in human perspective has greater wisdom in the Divine plan. God does not withhold his word – the seed – from any type of human hearts, be they fertile, full of thorns, hard, or rocky. The Good News is not withheld from anyone, nor is it preached based on the recipient’s worth. It is up to the human hearts to respond to the seeds of the word, so as to produce thirty or sixty or hundred fold. Let those who have ears, let them hear.


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