What if there was one particular parable that Jesus considered the most essential, the most insightful and the most challenge of all the stories he told. One parable that would drive all the others in our hearts and minds. Do you think we should pay attention?
The parable of the Sower and the Seed is deceptively simple to understand. It comes from common life anyone can relate to. It is easy to leave it as a simple story told by a simple man, and thus miss the profound mystery it contains! Jesus said he tells parable because
“‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding;
otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’ Mark 4:12
“It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.”