Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Year A Readings:

  • Genesis 25:19-34
  • Psalm 119:105-112
  • Romans 8:1-11
  • Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

The Parable of the Sower

He sowed the seed on the barren path.
The seed on the path was trampled down,
trampled down and plucked by birds,
plucked and eaten by birds of the air.

He sowed the seed on rocky ground.
The plants sprang up between the rocks.
The quickening plants had shallow roots.
They withered and died in the rising sun.

He sowed the seed among the thorns.
The thorns grew up and blocked the sun.
The thorns took over and choked the crop.
No yield was there at harvest time.

He sowed the seed on fertile soil.
Because the soil was deep and rich
and free of weeds, the yield was good:
thirty, sixty, a hundredfold.

A sower went out to sow his seed.
Each seed is the trusted word of God,
but how it grows depends on you.
How it grows depends on you.

July 12, 2020

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