First Thoughts: The Seed and the Soil
This is a slight departure from my proposed series in Holden Village, but this morning my friend Father Martin Magill asked me to contribute to the "First Thoughts" series he has developed for the Parish of St. John the Evangelist over on the Falls Road, offering daily reflections on the Gospel reading from the Catholic Daily Lectionary. This morning it just happened to be Matthew 13: 18-23, Jesus' "explanation" of the Parable of the Sower, so it seemed appropriate to include it here. Normally when I do a "Thought for the Day" or even my Sunday sermon I prepare a relatively tight script to avoid me disappearing off on tangents... But this morning, as per my brief from Martin I performed without the benefit of such a safety net... so these are my unexpurgated first thoughts.