Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
A preacher once had a dream that he walked into a new store in the mall and to his surprise found God behind the counter. “What do you sell here?” he asked. “Everything your heart desires,” said God.
Hardly daring to believe what he was hearing, the preacher decided to ask for the best things any human could wish for. “I'll take some peace of mind, love and happiness, wisdom and freedom from fear,” he said. Then as an afterthought, he added, “Not just for me, but for everyone on earth.” God smiled. “I think you've got me all wrong, good man,” God said, “We don't sell the fruits here—we only sell the seeds.”
“Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear,” Jesus said. “The soil” (how people respond to the gospel) will always differ. The good news is the seed of God’s love always remains the same. Spread God’s seed is the message here. Stop focusing so much on the different types of soil. As a disciple your task is to "keep doing" one thing—scattering seed—and not just on the easy, fertile soil—but everywhere! And when you are done with that, go scatter some more. Keep scattering.