“He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables, such as this one: ‘Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed.’” Mark 4:2-3
Jesus was always willing to plant the seed of the gospel. He spent much time with his disciples and the crowds speaking about God’s kingdom, but as the parable of the sower demonstrates not everyone will respond. For some the message will have vanished before it even reaches their hearts. For others difficulties or the attractions of the world will overwhelm them. It is those will open and honest hearts who will respond.