A difficult but fruitful life
“.. but he/she who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understand it, who indeed bears fruit and produces some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty”( Mat.13,23)
I was always taught that being is better that having. It is better to become a good person rather becoming rich person. Reading this parable of Jesus, I need to think twice and deeper what does it mean to have a fruitful life, especially in the context of difficult life?
It is good to know that the seed is sowed without discrimination . In v.30 of the same chapter , Jesus said “let both grow together until the harvest “( the wheat and the tares). The love of God is that, patiently He believes and is working in our life that our life will be transformed. When there is life, there is hope for fruit.
It is also good to know that God is making our life fruitful and he knows that there will be production. We are all living in a difficult life in different contexts and circumstances. When God is sowing the seeds of his kingdom, he is also working on the place: our heart, our life and our environment . His saving grace is sufficient not only that we are reconciled but also spirit-led life: “he is confirming his word”(Mark 16,20). God is working through and by our difficult life.
Have you ever experienced how God is using your difficulties to become a source of new possibilities when we can humbly discern God at work in our life.
Almighty God and Father, You have transformed the death of your beloved Son the source of our universal redemption. Help us to discern how you are at work during our time of trial and to see new life and new fruit for your Glory by the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen