From The New Normal: Spiritual Horticulture: What Soil Are You?


Here’s my confession for today: I have a terrible record with just about any kind of plant. Flowers, vegetables, you name it – other than a cactus, I’ve pretty much killed any green thing in my possession.

So needless to say, with my black thumb, I don’t know much about soil. But you don’t have to be a horticulturist to know that seeds will not become mature plants in bad soil.

Jesus gave his disciples sort of a lesson in spiritual horticulture in Luke 8. Ever the storyteller, He uses a clever parable to demonstrate the importance of “good soil” to spiritual growth.

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