Jesus’ Parable of the Sower: Pete Seeger on Seeds and Sand

This is another good reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel reading of the Sower and the Seed……Reyanna

By Mike Rivage-Seul, July 12, 2014, Mike Rivage-Seul’s Blog: “…about things that matter”

Readings for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: IS 55:10-11; PS 65:10-14; ROM 8:15-23; MT 13: 1-23; http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/071314.cfm

Last week, on the 4th of July, Amy Goodman replayed an interview with the legendary folk singer, Pete Seeger. In the course of the interview, Pete commented on today’s Gospel reading – the familiar parable of the Sower. His words are simple, unpretentious and powerful. They’re reminders that the stories Jesus made up were intended for ordinary people – for peasants and unschooled farmers. They were meant to encourage such people to believe that simple farmers could change the world – could bring in God’s Kingdom. Doing so was as simple as sowing seeds.

Seeger said:  (To continue reading, click here.)

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