Are you in a spiritual drought? Need a little nod from the Lord? This week's first reading, from Isaiah, contains a beautiful image of how God's word "rains and snows" upon us. For many, the snow will be out of season but the rainy image should work.
Got some problems? Writing to the Romans, St. Paul treats of the "suffering and groaning" of our present time (in every age) and how the Spirit promises us freedom. How is God's Word growing in your life? The Gospel comes in a short and a long version of the parable of the sower and the seed. Which version would you like the preacher to proclaim? Small, large - or something in between?