God’s Patience

Saturday, September 22, 2012 by Food for Thought

FirstReading: 1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49
Psalm: Ps 56:10c-12, 13-14
Gospel: Lk 8:4-15

The parable of the sower gives us insights on our God, ourselves and what God expects from us. A sower plants, waters, weeds and harvests.  A sower does these again and again. He is always back to start every planting season even after a poor harvest. As a sower is to his plants, God is to us. He is with us all throughout our life’s journey, during good and the difficult times. Even after we sin and hurt Him,He is there patiently waiting to forgive, looking forward and hoping for our positive response to his call.

God calls us to bear fruit — fruit for the nourishment of many. We are called to be active participants in God’s enterprise — to do good, to be there for others, especially the weak and the marginalized, to be concerned, to help, to comfort and to accompany others.

There are times we deteriorate from being good soil, becoming rocky ground instead. We fall down through our weaknesses and sins. We need God’s patience, forgiveness and grace to get up and continue trying.