We are underfunded by over 50% this month. $14,166 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

We sow, and God provides the harvest, Pope tells Sunday audience

Catholic World News - June 18, 2012

At his Sunday Angelus audience on June 17, Pope Benedict XVI said that the parable of the sower and the seeds shows that "the Kingdom of God, though it requires our collaboration, is above all a gift of God, a grace which precedes man and his works."

The farmer sows his ground, the Pope explained, but his ultimate success or failure relies entirely on nature. “What supports the farmer in his daily efforts is his trust in the power of the seed and in the goodness of the earth.” He plants the seeds, knowing that they will sprout and blossom and grow. Similarly, the Pope said, “All Christians, then, know that they must do everything they can, but that the final result depends upon God: this knowledge sustains them in their daily trials, especially in moments of difficulty.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($14,166 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,833.70
40% 60%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Rich Spiritual Instruction 18 hours ago
Snowbound thoughts on natural law January 27
The best argument against the 'celibate gay Catholics' January 26
Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12