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.”
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 March expenses ($33,401 to go):
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!