In tomorrow's Gospel reading Jesus tells the parable of a sower sowing seed. At the Center for Liturgy website the Rev. Dr. Reginald Fuller states
What we see is a tremendous harvest, despite the loss of some of the seed. The climax comes at the end and, as so often in Jesus' parables, contains an element of deliberate absurdity—a hundredfold yield is fantastic, the usual yield being in the neighborhood of seven and a half, with ten as an outside possibility. The point of the parable is miraculous success in spite of apparent frustration.The same website also offers this prayer
we know the
obstacles well, Lord.
We know the rocky ground and thorns,
fear, lure of riches, and pain that can go with your words,
Show us the rich soil that gives forth a hundredfold.
If it is in the listening, please open our ears.
If in understanding, open our hearts.
If it is in the desire for healing
make us want to be well.
In spite of all of our
Please let your Word bear
amazingly abundant fruit in our lives.