Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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September 14, 2013

A positive minute: S is for seed

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Every year that we lived on the farm, the farmer would plant corn and in the fall he picked corn. When he planted soybeans he harvested soybeans and, if he had planted wheat, he harvested wheat. The question for each of us is this: What are you sowing in your life? Whatever you sow, you will reap.

How we live our life is so important. We have elements of humanity that are always finding ways to do harm or steal from others. What that person doesn’t realize is they are stealing from themselves. By poor or bad behavior, they are stealing the possibilities of a wonderful life. Our jails and prisons are proof of that.

So, what seed are you sowing in your life today? Seeds of goodness, joy, respect?

The list could go on. The responsibility is upon each of us to sow seeds that are right and manifest the love of God to those around us.

Granted, we may not understand our neighbor, or the one we see on the street corner, but as Christians, it is our responsibility to be sensitive to the needs of those around us regardless of their lifestyle, and reach out through prayer and good deeds.

The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, can be reached at 812-614-2160 or through www.doclayne.com.

Layne will be guest pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon Sept. 28 to 29 and Oct. 5 to 6.

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