Some Seed Fell on Rich Soil, and Produced Fruit

Each one of us has received the seed of the Word of God; a Word that nourishes us, guides us, and enlightens us with wisdom. As the Lord says, "Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, so shall my Word be that goes forth from my mouth; my word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.”
Now we have to ask ourselves what is the Word of God doing in my life? Or do I really give importance to the Word of God as I should? Am I really attentive to his Word?
I think that the answer to these questions should be consistent with the fruit that the Word of God has pro-duced in our lives. Keep in mind that we are recognized by our Christian fruits; if there are no fruits, then we are not allowing the seed of God to grow in us and fulfill its mission. Today’s gospel teaches us that we are the soil, and tasks us to ask ourselves what kind of soil our soul is. And if you and I are really doing our part, we have to be good soil where the seed of God will spring forth and produce fruit of salvation.
All of these beautiful words have to be applied to our practical, tangible life-- a method to check in a very concrete way what the real signs are in my life that show that I am doing God's will. Am I participating in any min-istry in my parish? What is my mission in my community? How do I help others? How deep is my spiritual life, mo-ments of prayer, spiritual readings, and acts of mercy in the name of God? Has my faith had any impact on others and brought others to Jesus?
I pray that all of us may be able to produce real Christian fruit in Christ the King Parish. May the Lord bless you and may Our Lady protect you.

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