We Are All Farmers: A Reflection for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Each and every one of us descends from a long and noble line of farmers. Because they lived their lives for others, many of our parents, grandparents and those from generations long ago who passed their Christian beliefs on to us successfully contributed to the propagation of both the faith and the human species. They worked and sacrificed, allowing us to live, love and bring new generations of life into the world. We see their faces not only in ourselves, but in our children and grandchildren as they are planted, grow and flourish in the Christian life.
The agricultural metaphors