Break Up Your Fallow Ground!

Hosea 10:12

Sow for yourselves righteousness,reap the fruit of steadfast love;break up your fallow ground,for it is the time to seek the Lord,that he may come and rain salvation upon you.

God want us to reap blessings, but we must sow.  What happens in our lives so often is the soil of our daily lives is undisturbed, we carry on undisturbed, quiet to the point where the soil of our heart develops a crust that does not permit the word of God to grow and bear fruit. Break up the fallow ground of your heart by examining your conscience, then go to meet the Lord in the sacrament of penance.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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