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“A sower went out to sow.”

by Michael Ketterhagen

“A sower went out to sow.”

--Mark 4:3-10


The parable in Mark’s gospel about “the sower and the seed” has been on my mind a lot lately because of the beginning of the gardening season and my propensity to plant many vegetables, without considering the maintenance or harvest. One time, because of my desire to not kill any of the 300 tomato seeds I planted in the greenhouse trays, I transplanted them all in the outside gardens and was overwhelmed with the work ahead. I had forgotten about the weeding and the harvesting and preserving of the food. It wasn’t like planting seeds that Jesus of Nazareth was talking about.