Seeds of Truth (Mt 13:19) by Jenn Garza

26 Jul Seeds of Truth (Mt 13:19) by Jenn Garza

sow seedsWelcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
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“Thou shalt not kill.” ~ Ex 20:13

“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, and the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.” ~ Mt 13:19 (full readings)
Jenn’s Reflections: Difficult as it may be for us to understand, there are many abortion-minded people who do recognize the sanctity of human life – in its developed form. These people would do anything to protect life outside the womb without hesitation. Their hearts are oriented toward working for the good of their fellow man, to the extent that they know how, for this is in our nature. The problem is that society fails to recognize human life in its purest and most innocent form and is blind to its rejection of the Fifth Commandment altogether! This comes from a simple yet profound ignorance of the Mercy of Christ, and His desire for us to commit our lives to building up His Kingdom. The culture has sucked up the life-giving water and made dry the path upon which we try to sow the seeds of truth – hardening it and making it impossible for the roots of reality to take hold. Without first cultivating the soil of our lost brothers’ & sisters’ hearts by sharing with them the gift of Christ’s mercy, we cannot expect to see the fruits of the seeds we sow. If I want to see results from my efforts to educate people about life, I must first find out whether they have come to know and love the Source of life. Odds are they haven’t. What an opportunity! Let us make fertile the ground upon which we run, so that the seeds of truth we spread along the way may become tall trees of beauty and produce a bountiful harvest.
* Jenn Garza is preparing to enter a Norbertine convent at the end of August. She is training for the Water to Wine Half Marathon in Sonoma, CA and is gathering sponsorships to help pay off her student loans before her entrance. More info at
Faith Challenge: Be bold. Bring Christ into the conversation with that pro-abortion friend who you really want to see have a conversion of heart. Open up the Bible together.
Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: Sts. Joachim and Anne
Faith Quote: “The Seed of words grows very well when the humanity of the teacher softens and moistens the breast of the hearer.” – Pope St. Gregory the Great
Through Christ our Lord,

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