This week brings us the following scriptures: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Alternate scriptures include Isaiah 55:10-13 and Psalm 65:1-13.
Matthew 13:3, 18 – And Jesus told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow…Hear then the parable of the sower.
Moving people toward healthier living, any change for that matter, can be hard and frustrating. “Take these medications as directed.” “Here is an exercise regimen that will fit into your lifestyle.” “Check your blood sugar each morning and before each meal.” We cast our seeds, our advice, and hope it lands on receptive ears, on “good soil,” but such is not always the case. With a little help from Mother Teresa, we will think about that problem this week.
God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.
Loving God, help us to help all of those we meet this week. Amen.