Working our souls to bear fruit for God
When it comes to hearing the Word of God, everyone has an equal chance to hear and receive the Gospel. Each of us, depending upon the condition of our heart and soul will hear the Word of God, and either produce fruit or not produce fruit for the glory of God. Year after year the Church proclaims the same Gospel story so that as our heart and grow closer to God we are able to produce fruit, but it requires work to prepare our soul. Through prayer, fasting, taking care of the poor, going for Holy Confession and the other Holy Sacraments, our soul will be made fertile to hear the Word of God and produce a hundredfold. Today is our chance to begin working our souls to bear fruit for God.