Jesus begins to teach great crowds who have followed him through the use of parables. And the first one he names himself – The Parable of the Sower. Amy reminds us that that name Jesus gives says something about the parable’s meaning. This is a parable about God, the sower of seed who sows extravagantly, and prolifically and hopefully, daring to believe that our imperfect lives are just the place where the good news could be sown, and even thrive! Let anyone with ears listen!