July 12th, 2020
Today’s Scriptures emphasize the power of the Word of God in our lives. Isaiah’s text, usually proclaimed during the season of Advent, helps us understand how the proclaimed Word takes root in the human heart and becomes the good seed that will always produce the best fruits of the harvest. Jesus uses the parable of the sower and the seed to affirm the vocation of his own disciples, whom he sends forth to announce the Kingdom of God. Their words proceed from the Word that nourishes and transforms the lives of all believers.
Those who listen to the Word, however, have the option of hearing it or ignoring it, accepting it or, under the influence of the evil one, rejecting it. Christ is the Word that wishes to take root in every human heart, to free it from evil and to lead it to the happiness of the Kingdom. Some hear the Word but do not listen to it, thus not allowing it to take root in their hearts. This is an opportunity to prepare good lectors, proclaimers of the Word. Also invite the catechists to reflect on how they transmit the message of the proclaimed Word.
Rev. Juan J. Sosa