Third Wednesday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Third Wednesday of Ordinary Time 29 January 2020 WORD of the DAY On another occasion he began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land. And he taught them at length in parables. (Mark 4: 1-2) How shall I live this Word? Mark the evangelist takes a snapshot: sitting on a boat, Jesus teaches the crowd; there are many people around to listen to Him. The Teacher speaks in parables. He uses known and visual things of life to explain the invisible and unknown things of the Kingdom. God draws near even with the use of simple, concrete terms and the people of Galilee understand when it comes to seeds, soil, rain, sun, salt, flowers, fish, crops, etc. The parable of the sower is a portrait of the life of the farmers. At that time, it was not easy to live by farming. The soil was full of stones and many shrubs. There was little rain and a lot of sun. In addition, many times to...