The Parable of the Sower

“The Parable of the Sower”
Matthew 13:1-9 in a couplet
Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.

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Whoever Has Ears to Hear Ought to Hear

“Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear”
A reflection on Mark 4:1-20; Isaiah 6:9-10; Matthew 6:22-23; 5:8
Wednesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

On another occasion Jesus began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down.

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The Parable of the Sower Explained

“The Parable of the Sower Explained”
Matthew 13:18-23 in a tercet
Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

“Hear then the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.

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