Sowers & Seeds — Lent 4

#9-2005

Pairings

Matthew 13:3-5, Psalm 126:6,
& Ecclesiastes 11:5-7
© Hilary F. Marckx, all rights reserved

Here we are in the fourth week of Lent.
this is our journey:
to work our way towards that
Good Friday of horror
and beyond
to an Easter Morning of pure glory.
And we are still working with paired word/thoughts.
Sowers and Seeds is the pair for today
and the challenge
for us on this journey to Easter Morning.
How can we be both Sower and Seed,
the planter and the planted,
the hope and the thing promised?
These thought/pairs seem diametrically opposed to me.
At least until I consider how
we all called,
chosen,
to plant and grow
at the same time—
growing the seeds of grace
God plants within us;
planting that grace of God
in the lives of others.
We are not permitted to get and not give,
to receive and not offer,
to be blessed and not bless.
We,
then,
are the love planted in the world,
and we are the ones
God hopes
will plant love in this world.
There is no call, room, tolerance
for meanness,
selfishness,
political rationalization,
half-baked justifications
as to
why love and grace and help
should be excluded from some
whom we,
through our fear-filled logic
have determined
to be lesser members
of our society.
There is only the expectation
on God’s part
that we sow hope and love for all.

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2 thoughts on “Sowers & Seeds — Lent 4

  1. Thank you Hilary! Taking all of this message in & again value all of it ! Wonderful service yesterday to say the least & God Bless You.

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