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Scripture Readings:


Matthew 13: 1-9, 27-23
13:1 On that day after Jesus went out of the house, he sat by the lake. 13:2 And such a large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat to sit while1 the whole crowd stood on the shore. 13:3 He2 told them many things in parables,3 saying: “Listen!4 A sower went out to sow.5 13:4 And as he sowed, some seeds6 fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 13:5 Other7 seeds fell on rocky ground8 where they did not have much soil. They sprang up quickly because the soil was not deep.9 13:6 But when the sun came up, they were scorched, and because they did not have sufficient root, they withered. 13:7 Other seeds fell among the thorns,10 and they grew up and choked them.11 13:8 But other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty. 13:9 The one who has ears had better listen!”12

27The seed sown on rocky ground28 is the person who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy. 13:21 But he has no root in himself and does not endure;29 when30 trouble or persecution comes because of the word, immediately he falls away. 13:22 The31 seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth32 choke the word,33 so it produces nothing. 13:23 But as for the seed sown on good soil, this is the person who hears the word and understands. He bears fruit, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.”


Ephesians 5:14b-20

 “Wake up, sleeper,
   rise from the dead,
   and Christ will shine on you.”
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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