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Lenten Devotional – Day 13 – Sow Seeds

Scripture Readings:  Genesis 42:18-28;   1 Corinthians 5:9-6:8;   Mark 4:1-20

Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word and accept it, and produce a crop – thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown. (Mark 4:20)

Imagine the feeling of dismay that Joseph’s brothers experienced when they realized they were about to pay the price for betraying their brother, Joseph. His acts of forgiveness and reconciliation were not even in their thoughts! But these were in Joseph’s plan all along…..no small “random act of kindness.”

We all have seen the ads on TV where a small act of kindness is enacted, only to be multiplied numerous times by people who observed it. This heartwarming ad reinforces the words of Jesus when He spoke the parable of sowing seed in good soil. Thus we pray that our eyes will be open and our ears will hear, and that we will be sensitive to the needs of others and have the courage to carry out what needs to be done. These random acts of kindness are easily seen as living examples of Christian living.

During this Lenten season, let us pray for the Spirit to let us not only sow good seeds but to be open to receive good seeds and provide a healthy environment for them to grow.

 

 

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