We scatter seeds and do not necessarily see the flower blossom. During the homily at the Feast of St. Ignatius today, the priest spoke of not only St. Ignatius and his life but also the life of his companion St. Francis Xavier. The part that grabbed my attention was when he recounted that St. Francis never arrived at the place he head hoped to do what he felt called to do–he died within sight of the land.
St. Ignatius left the world a great gift with the Spiritual Exercises. Four hundred years later people are still blessed by the gift. Ignatius too scattered seeds that he never saw spread throughout the world. On his feast day, I am pondering the desires of my heart. What can I return to God who has been so generous to me? I spoke about this issue with a former pastor of my parish today. He had an idea that he planted. I may explore this but I told him what was on my heart. We never know what the garden of our lives will look like as we scatter seeds but I do know that I want to plant something beautiful. How about you?
Who has scattered seeds that affected you in a positive manner?
What seeds are you planting and how will they impact generations to come?
I find You
in this and that
in all things.
You toss seeds
all around, blessing us.
Lord, may I desire to serve You
in all things