The Parable of The Extravagant Sower
Saying 9: “Jesus said, “Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure.”
In this parable, we have another example of a story that, to the hearers in Jesus’ day, would have sounded extremely foolish. Why? Because sowers never take a handful of seeds and toss them randomly around them as they walk along the road. That’s not how it’s done. In fact, if you’re hoping to become a successful farmer, the last thing you should do is to haphazardly fling seeds willy-nilly in all directions. That’s a recipe for failure.