The Reading for Today: Hosea 10
Just as the world of farming shapes Jesus’ parables, so it is with Hosea’s words here. The soul is as hard ground in verse 12. It needs to be loosened so that proper seed can yield nourishing produce, in place of the poison hemlock of verse 4.
Seeds of God’s justice result in the nourishing food of compassion. It is the same message as Paul, last Thursday: what you sow you will reap. Sowing without faith in the Lord yields plants poisonous to self and others.
Assume a physical posture that expresses total surrender to the Lord. With your soul now loosened in abandoned prayer, receive the Word today as seed of saving grace for each hour.
The Reading for Today
This is the tenth of thirteen weeks
in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Mondays are dedicated to the Prophets, currently reading Hosea.