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Heart Condition

by Fr. Jack McArdle with Aneel Aranha

And he told them many things in parables, saying: "Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Let anyone with ears listen!" (Matthew 13:3-9)

A working man set out to work every morning with his lunch-box under his arm. In the canteen at lunch-time, he went through the same exact ritual day after day. He opened his box, took out the sandwiches, opened one of them, and muttered "Oh, no! Not cheese sandwiches again!"

One day his mate had enough of this, so he said "Look, dummy, why don't you ask your wife to put something else in the sandwiches?"

"What wife? I'm not married," came the reply.

"Well, who makes the sandwiches?"

"I do," he said.

My life is the way it is because of me. The Lord has scattered the seed, but I may not have the proper condition of heart to receive it. What's the condition of your heart?

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