Jesus often spoke to His disciples and followers through parables. He used stories to portray wisdom and insight for living a life of righteousness. One of those parables is crucial to all the rest. The story of the sower reflects on the condition of the our hearts, emphasizing the importance of being ready to receive that which is being sown. In order for our lives to bear fruit, we must first be willing to allow the seed of God’s Word to take root in our lives and grow.