How did it look to sow in the fields in Jesus' time? A little different than in the time of our grandparents.
In those areas the ground was not fertile and the fields were very small. Every single grain was very expensive. Each grain was placed separately to have certainty in the soil. So, the people hearing Jesus today cannot understand why the sower from the gospel was careless and some of the single grains fell on the roads or rocky places.
Sower from today's gospel is of course God, which in our understanding is a careless farmer. He spreads the grain of His words everywhere. To each He directs His words of love, to those who do not understand or to those who are weak in faith and feelings to Him. Also to those for whom material things and temporary successes are most import_ant and closer than God and His permanent reality.
Meanwhile, God is still unreasonable and rash, although we are not worthy of His love, He is regularly like "perpetual motion", spreading His grains of hope and this time His love will fall right on fruitful soil.
God's words are like a grain but do not remain ineffective. These are not empty words or a dead message. Words of God are not like a book that we can put on a shelf and then forget about them.
So once more we need a reminder, that any sower does not like to lose a single grain because it is so valuable.
What has happened today with the grain which God has sown once more in my heart?