Are we all but seedy characters?

Father Ed, or Fr. Ed, or Fred as he likes to refer to himself, had a good one today. After reading Mark 4:1-20, he joked, “So, does that mean we are seedy characters?”

There’s always philosophy behind Fred’s jokes. And today being the feast day of Saint Thomas Aquinas, it’s only fitting that we speak of philosophy. Just how seedy of a character are we? Where are we in our understanding of the Word of God?

If you’re like me, you feel like you’re never good enough. Guess what. You’re not. I’m not. We could never be good enough to deserve what Christ did for us. Take comfort in knowing that we don’t have to be. If you’re the seed on the path, or the seed on the rocky ground, or that among thorns, it’s OK. Salvation is a gift. What we have to do is believe and be gracious in our thankful acceptance of His gift.

“The things that we love tell us what we are.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

Have a great contemplative Wednesday!

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