Wednesday, July 24, 2019

“We should always look to God as in ourselves……If we look at God apart from ourselves we are easily distracted by exterior objects.”

More determination is required to subdue the interior man than to mortify the body; and to break one's will than to break one's bones. - St. Ignatius of Loyola: (1491 – 1556: was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who co-founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) )

Gospel Text: (MT 13:1-9)
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.
And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:
"A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,
and birds came and ate it up.
Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil.
It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,
and when the sun rose it was scorched,
and it withered for lack of roots.
Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit,
a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.
Whoever has ears ought to hear."

Reflect, today, upon your interior life.  What is there?  Is it more like dry rocky ground?  Or do you regularly seek to nourish your soul and prepare it to receive the holy Word of God?  Seek to create a fertile disposition within and the Lord will take care of bearing good fruit in your life.

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