With the parable of the sower today, I had the priviledge to sit in Mass where three of my children attend school. The priest came down during the homily and said that the best words he could think of for today were, "good dirt." He explained that we are called to be "good dirt" so that as God sows seed within us, we will grow and we will in turn be able to help do the work we are called to do. The image that stays with me is that Father walked to each group of students in the pews and acted as he was throwing seed. The students began reaching up acting like they were catching the seed and stuffing it in their mouths and their ears. Fertilized, turned, rich. "Good dirt."