1 Timothy 6:13-16

13 In the presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession,
14 I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
15 and this will be made manifest at the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
16 who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

 Luke 8:4-15

4 And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable:5 “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it.6 And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
8 And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said this, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
9 And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant,
10 he said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.12 The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved.
13 And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.15 And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.


ST PAUL EXHORT Timothy to take seriously the commandment that Christ is the King of kings and Lord of Lords, a question He steadfastly defended when publicly interrogated by Pilate. Mt 27:11  Paul defends Christs divine omniscient nature in the light of the prevailing narrative of the time that Caesar Augusta was the king that the people had to worship as the sun God! Lk 23:2

THE GOSPEL READING: Our Lord crafted this parable after witnessing the charity and personal witnesses of new converts such as Mary Magdalene, Susanna and Joanna who came to be followers of the Lord. Joanna’s husband was a servant of Herod which implied that he had to hold the belief that Augusta was the sun God. In spite of this dilemma, Joanna chose to follow Christ Jesus, not a false god!

The parable of the sower is aimed at you and I who have trivialized the word of God to the extent that we refuse to appropriate it, neither do we defend or live it on a daily basis! More egregiously is that we are not living a life of prayer and meditation. If the truth be told we treat the gospel as a cheap take-away meal that is consumed on-the-go with cut and paste “prayers” that intents to sooth our conscience. We are called to dig a little deeper until we strike rich soil and come to know the secrets of the kingdom wherein our faith can grow and blossom untainted by the prevailing empty false ungodly narratives. 

LET US PRAY:Psalms 100:1-5

1 A Psalm for the thank offering.

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the lands!2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!3 Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name!5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

Author. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast.

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