The Expanse of Sown Seeds: Reflections on Matthew 13:1-23

The Parable of the Scattered Seed, found in Matthew 13:1-23, tells the story of a farmer who sows his seeds. Some seeds fall on the path and are eaten by birds, some fall on rocky ground and wither away, some fall among thorns and are choked, and some fall on good soil and produce a harvest. The parable teaches that the different types of soil represent the ways people respond to the message of God.