Scripture: Luke 8:4–8 (MSG)
As they went from town to town, a lot of people joined in and traveled along. He addressed them, using this story: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. Some of it fell on the road; it was tramped down and the birds ate it. Other seed fell in the gravel; it sprouted, but withered because it didn’t have good roots. Other seed fell in the weeds; the weeds grew with it and strangled it. Other seed fell in rich earth and produced a bumper crop.
“Are you listening to this? Really listening?”
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Be Thou My Vision – Traditional
God's Children – Aaron Niequist
Your Love is Strong – Jon Foreman
What Love Really Means – J.J. Heller
The Cave/Sigh No More – Mumford & Sons
Dear God, help us to love each other as we learn to love ourselves. Guide us with the power to know that true love is more than just a word or emotion, it is an action. Help us live a life of whimsical, contagious love. Amen.