Saturday of the 24 Sunday in ordinary time ‘b’
“Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” Years ago, when I was still a child, I and my siblings used to spend every summer with my grandparents who lived on a farm. I remember that my grandfather loved to get up very early and go to the forest for mushroom picking. I always liked joining him. He knew literally everything about those mushrooms, and so when he saw my basket and what I was picking, he would go over it and teach me -- this one is poisonous, so throw it away, that one is not good, that one is already eaten by small bugs, but this one and this and that, they are very good. Jesus addresses to us the parable of the sower and the seeds, which reminds me about my experience of picking mushrooms. There will be a time of harvest for each one of us, and then Jesus will pick only those of us who are, good not poisonous, those who bear fruit, and those who are ‘tasty’. That’s why we need to do everything we can in order to bear fruit and to be ‘tasty’ as Christians. We need to bear fruit in our spiritual life.