Reflections on 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St John says that “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Listen closely as todays’ scriptures expands our understanding of the Word. Today’s passages will describe for us the fertile and life-giving power of God.

The prophet Isaiah, who lived 700 years before the birth of Jesus, writes as if the Word of God is water; which has been sent from the heavens to water the earth and returns to God having accomplished its purpose.

The parable of the sower, while a familiar reading, truly challenges us to be receptive to the word of God. The promise is that whoever hears the word of God will be blessed and produce fruits in abundance.

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