Looking at Jesus' parable of the sower, today we examined the type of soil that is fertile, and compared fertile soil to hearts willing to accept Jesus' Kingdom and 'Good News'. We also had a great conversation exploring different possibilities of what the "seed" is today that we are spread. Is it a propositional statement? Is it love? Is it holy lives? Four Spiritual Laws? A combination of some of those?
I also shared with Community a commercial from a group called ONE, which states in their mission statement:
WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs – education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans – would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget. WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all.” (one.org)
And I shared the convictions that I had as a result of watching the ad, as I felt that we as Jesus' followers should be equally concerned as actors, if not more so, to spread justice for others, and to desire God's kingdom and rule for others, here and now.