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September 19th: Spiritual Growth

Become the seeds in rich soil

Luke 8: 4 – 15

I have suffered two great losses in my life: the death of my grandmother at 21; and my pregnancy ending in a still birth last year.

The loss of my grandmother sent me in a downward spiral questioning my faith and trust in God with a withdrawal from church and religious life. The loss of my first child drew me closer to God because I knew only He could get me through it.

To me, the seeds sown in today’s Gospel represent hearing the Word at different times in a person’s life. Reading the book distributed at Mass earlier this year, “The 4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic”, helped me in identifying the stage I am at spiritually and developing steps to work towards growing into the stage in which I want to be.

I pray we can all reflect on our current spiritual situation and work towards building a deeper relationship with God to one day become the seeds in rich soil.