Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 

How we respond to the Word of God is the key to how fruitful the gospel is going to be in our lives and obviously in our world. Unlike the situation in nature, we can, as it were, change the kind of soil that we are. God allows the seed to land on the hard paths, on the rocky ground and in the thickets of our lives in the hope that in those places it will find a space to mature and bear fruit, and that those things that impede growth will be removed.