If you’ve ever gone for a hike in the woods alone or driven somewhere unfamiliar, you’ve probably gotten lost at least once or maybe more times.
We, like David in today’s reading, from time to time need to hear God’s voice to understand what God really wants us to do. We can’t presume we know the mind of God. We need to make the time to ask and then listen.
Jesus makes this same point but with the parable of the sower in today’s Gospel. God is the sower who takes the initiative in sowing the seed. But, as we hear, that seed can fall on all sorts of ground. Likewise, God’s Word, His prompting in our hearts and minds, can reach us at different states of receptivity.
What God wants to do for each of us today is to remind us of how He has been with us all the way, leading, caring, and strengthening us for the journey of life.
For your prayerful meditation today, think about how has God led you through the desert experiences of life. Did you try to make God’s Word fit your way or were you listening with an open mind and heart; ready to follow?
May God bless you and your families today!
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!