Today Jesus presents himself as a Sower who scatters the seed of the Word generously on ground which is not always ready or able to receive it. We hear of a sower who appears lavish and reckless with the sowing of the seed. Jesus is telling us of the generosity and love of God for us. God has scattered the signs of his presence generously throughout creation.
Speaking in parables, short lively images, was the way in which Jesus preached. Over the next three Sundays we will read a collection of seven parables, stories with powerful images as Jesus tried to speak to the people about the Kingdom of God, the reign of God.