May your word fall on me and cover me;
May it root deeply in me and grow in me;
May it fill me full and bear fruit in me,
Overflowing for you.
For context, look at the parable of the sower and it’s explanation in Luke 8:4-15.
I see a clear parallel between the thorns in the Luke passage and the ashes in the quote we just read from Thomas Merton in the last post.
- What is your experience with reading scripture?
- If you find it challenging, what sorts of things would help you?
- Though I have specifically mentioned scripture, I believe God’s word can be sown in our lives at any moment of any day through the prompting and counsel of the Holy Spirit: how open are we to receiving God’s word in that form and letting it root in our lives and bear fruit?