Jesus speaks about the parable of the sower and the seed that falls on rocks, thorns, and good soil.
How does God’s word, the seed, affect listeners?
Can they focus long enough to let the word influence their lives and behavior?
Or, are they so distracted that the word is choked or dried up by life’s cares?
The reward of following Jesus is a great harvest in the next life. Are we listening and absorbing?