What’ll it be? What’ll you have? However you ask it, the answer to the bartender’s eternal question has consequences. It marks the designated driver, and it separates a night you’ll want to remember from one you’ll always regret.
Today’s Gospel is the parable of the sower. We hear this one a lot. But whether it’s today’s short version, or the long version we heard a couple of Sundays back, there’s something missing from it. Bystanders.
The truth of the parable of the sower is that there are no bystanders. No matter how much we’d rather not get involved, we already are. We’re stuck. We have a choice to make.
And just like the bartender’s eternal question, our answer has consequences. So what’ll it be?