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Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Matthew 13: 1-23)


The Kingdom of Heaven's like:

Man's soul's like field of soil;
The Word of God's, good seed;
Make up your heart and mind
To accept the Word of God.

Prepare the soil aright:
Till it and turn it well;
Remove weeds and brambles;
Sow good seed in the soil.

Accept the Word of God;
Let them fall on good soil
And not by the wayside;
Scare away birds (devils)
Those try to steal the seeds(Word) .

Avoid the stony land
Without enough of soil;
Avoid the brambly bush
That disallows the sprout.

Open your heart and mind
To see and hear the Word;
The wayside seeds are souls
Those see and hear the Word,
But don't attempt to understand.

The stony earth hasn't enough soil
To sprout and root and grow,
But get scorched by the sun
To wither and to die!

Only those sown upon good soil
Yield a bountiful crop,
Many fold depending on one's toil.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 11-02-2013

Submitted: Monday, February 11, 2013

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Jesus spoke in parables so that even ordinary people could get to know and understand about the Kingdom of God in an easy way. It also maintained some amount of secrecy and concealment so that God's kingdom is revealed only to those who seek and really want to reach!

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