The Parable of the Sower
3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow.
4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up.
5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil.
6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away.
7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
8 Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
9 Let anyone with ears listen!’
The Parable of the Sower Explained
18 ‘Hear then the parable of the sower.
19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path.
20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
21 yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away.
22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing.
23 But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’
Jesus said this parable and also explained the meaning.
Who is at fault, the sower, seed or the land?
The sower knows which land is good for cultivation. He knows well about the problems if the seed fall on the path, rocky ground, among thorns. So he is responsible for the seeds fell on different places where it can’t grow correctly.
Now you may think who is the sower? God is the sower. God wants to grow the seed as much as possible on the path, rocky ground, among thorns.
Path – a mind filled only with the thoughts of the world.
Rocky – mind filled with anger, jealous and such bad emotions.
Thorns – a mind filled with negative thoughts.
Good soil – Mind filled with good thoughts, good emotions, love, prayer and such things.
Let us make our mind like good soil. Remove all the anger, jealous, bad emotions, negative thoughts.
Let us try to spread the word of God.