Once again in today’s Liturgy, we revisit the parable of the sower and the seed. Remember, this is a parable Jesus used to instruct us about the Kingdom of Heaven.

St. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5 that God has fashioned us for this Kingdom. Prayerful silence is necessary to allow this truth to sink in. Classical theology speaks of the three powers of the soul, (intellect or more simply, the human person), memory, understanding and will. We must understand this truth about God and God’s Kingdom. We are fashioned – created for more than just this world. Understanding is required in order to properly direct our free will towards God – neighbor – God’s Kingdom. This is to bear much fruit!

God is the sower. Jesus is the WORD that God sows. The human person is where God plants this seed of his Son. Thus, the Kingdom of Heaven is about God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and the life that is God – the life that God shares and cultivates in us through His Son and the Holy Spirit. Thus, we are fashioned for the Kingdom of Heaven.

The human person is sacred and finds the very source of her / his dignity in this truth of being fashioned by God for life with God. The body is good, but not our final end. The world is good, but not our ultimate home.

Let us not fall short of our dignity or our destiny by living for the body or the world.

We are fashioned for life – eternal life in Jesus Christ – in the Kingdom of Heaven.