Vocation Meditation - <br />July 10, 2011 > Vocations.ca

Vocation Meditation -
July 10, 2011

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 thirty-fold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.”

For Jesus, the parable is an invitation to hear, to listen and welcome the Word of God. He likened it to the seeds sown by the Sower-God. These are given to all in the hope that they may bear fruit in their lives and in society. However, as Jesus observed around Him, there is a variety of hearers of the Word:

Vocation Challenge:
“A sower went out to sow.”
Each day what ‘Word of God’ do I sow along my path?

Dear God,
You call me and many other vocation seekers to be truly ‘good grounds’ for your Word. May everyday of our lives be shaped by a renewed encounter with Christ, Your Son, the Word made flesh. Help us always to be “silent each day in order to hear the Lord’s word and to meditate upon it, so that by the working of the Holy Spirit it may remain in our hearts and speak to us all the days of our lives.” Amen. (Verbum Domini, 124b)

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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