What makes a good listener?
When we try to keep up with the life that seems to flash before our eyes, are we stopping to listen to our children, our family, our surroundings, our God? Not so easy, is it?
In the parable of the sower and the seeds, Jesus makes a comparison between seed and the word of God. Where the seeds fall and how they grow depends on how we hear the word of God. Do we ignore it? Do we respond to it, but then find our faith unanchored or shallow? Or is our attention being choked by the demands we put on ourselves?
So many things can cause us to ignore what the word is telling us. As disciples of Jesus, we must listen and allow its teachings to feed our spiritual growth.