Yesterday I preached on the parable of the sower, hoping that folks would here it not as judgment (are you rocky ground? a thorny weed that strangles out the good) but as encouragement for the wild sowing of seed in our Christian ministries.
Today Betsy phoned and suggested I look up this version:
One any gardener could appreciate.
I'm also working on my own parable for today's church, in light of all the fussin' and fumin' around the Lambeth conference. I'm calling it the parable of the pot bound plant.