Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24 As we hear the story of Jacob this week, and consider his journey, his stopping at the place enroute to Haran. Some would call him a sly and clever guy whose actions had him on the run. We might recognize him today as greedy, self-interested—deeply flawed. Hopefully behind him is an angry brother set on revenge. Before him, a journey of 500 miles / the great Trunk road and a month’s travel or more to Haran – a path unknown. He is in a
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 13:1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.
13:2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach.
13:3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
13:4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up.
13:5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they