8 September 2019
Jesus says to his friends, ‘Let us go somewhere else so that I can preach there also. This is why I have come.’ It’s his vocation to preach and that’s why he came among us. Mine too. The preacher’s vocation is delineated in the Parable of the Sower.
‘Listen! A sower went out to sow.’ That’s all he does. We go out to preach and that’s all we are called to do. A lot of the work is wasted on stone and in thorn. Not everything we do produces a harvest. We are called not to anticipate the end result but to go out and sow.
The most unexpected thing is not that some seed falls o good soil and produces a harvest but that we have nothing to do with it! ‘How does it happen?’ asks the farmer. Jesus says, ‘He knows not how?’ It is the mystery of preaching.