‘This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.’
Our world is in the shitter. All around us, from every angle, we are imbibing the shit of the world. Unless you have the comfort of loved ones around you there is no reprieve. War this, Trump that, new law this, new crime that… Poverty at an all time high, neighborly warmth at an all time low.
Now is the time. The best time to turn away from the world and turn to God instead.
‘My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.’
If you let go of all we are taught to worry about in this life, and live by the Word instead. Life does actually become easy and enjoyable. How it was meant to be. Back to the garden.