Today’s gospel is the parable of the sower. A lot of different things happen to the seed. Some of it gets eaten and some of it sprouts and withers. Some of it gets choked out by thorns and some of it grows and produces fruit.
Jesus ties each of these outcomes to the type of ground that the seed lands on. And Jesus shows us that there’s a one-to-one connection. If the seed lands on a certain type of ground, you know what you get.
Lands on the path? It gets eaten.
Lands on rocky ground? It withers.
Lands among thorns? It gets choked.
Lands on rich soil? It grows and bears fruit.
Jesus explains that the meaning, that the seed is God’s Word. That’s interesting, but what does any of that have to do with us?
We’re the ground. And we have a choice.
If the seed lands on a certain type of ground, you know what you get.
So here’s the question Jesus has for each of us - what kind of ground will you be?