Saturday of the 24th week in the ordinary time

Theme: ‘what type of fruits are you producing’

In the reading of today, Jesus presents to us the parable of the sower and the outcome of the seeds that were sown. In this parable, we can all situate ourselves into one group or the other; based on how well the word of God that we listen to and preach is bearing fruits in our lives. We all are privileged to hear the word of God at different times in our lives, and for some others daily. Thus, we have no reason to give, why the word is not bearing fruits in our lives at any point in time. It is left for us to work and decide which of the group we want to belong to as explained by Jesus himself.

However, Jesus makes it very clear that some people are producing at their full capacity. That is, we have to do our best to be part of this group. If some people are doing it already, it simply means that it is achievable for all those who put in their best and trust in the help of God. We must be ready to put in our best and allow God to supply whatever is left for us to be fully productive. Sometimes we just relax and expect God to do what he should do for us and also do what we can do for ourselves. My brothers and sisters in Christ, always remember that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. That is why we have no reason not to bear fruits a hundredfold. As children of God, let us continue to make honest and sincere efforts to be true ambassadors of Christ wherever we find ourselves.

A very important question about the seed that is sown in your heart is, what is your disposition towards it? Some of us do not have the positive disposition towards the word of God and some others do not give it the seriousness that it deserves in our life. Let us all resolve today to give the word of God the seriousness that it deserves in our life at all times. As you do this, may almighty God bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Peace be with you.

Saturday of the 24th week in the ordinary time, by Fr. Jude Ifeanyi Ifezime, C.S.Sp