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Luke 8:8 “Some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold.” As [Jesus] said this, he called out, “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!”
Visible, measurable growth is only partially emblematic of spiritual progress. The Sower plants seeds, but the disciple must willingly receive them and resist the forces conspiring their destruction. Our souls, like soil, require frequent fertilizing and patient cultivation.
MOVING FORWARD: Spend this weekend taking “soil samples” from the various places in your heart. Which areas need some fertilizing or cultivation? Which are growing well?