What You Sow

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Today's readings both talk about sowing. The Gospel reading from Luke 8 is the parable of the sower and the explanation of the parable. In the first reading, we're back in 1 Corinthians 15, St. Paul's treatise on the resurrection of the body.

In speaking of the body, St. Paul writes this: "So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown corruptible; it is raised incorruptible. It is sown dishonorable; it is raised glorious. It is sown weak; it is raised powerful. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body."

No one (including St. Paul) really knows what our resurrected bodies will be like exactly. But we do know this: Christ was bodily resurrected, the "firstfruits." He promised that those who believe will be resurrected as well. And so we shall. Just as here on earth, in the end, we shall reap what we sow.

Father, keep us faithful to the end, always hoping in the resurrection to come. Amen.

Today's Readings


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