I was thinking of the robot from the tv series “Lost in Space” when I read this portion of Scripture this morning with my husband. I remember when the robot would wave his roboty arms and cry out in alarm “WARNING! WARNING!” I thought it would have been appropriate for him to have done that just before reading Mark 4 after breakfast. So, if you are old enough to remember the robot and his antics, picture him warning you and read what Jesus said just after He told the parable of the seeds and the sower, a parable about which he said, “If you don’t understand this story, you will not understand all the others I am going to tell you.”
Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand!
And be sure to pay attention to what you hear.
The more you do this, the more you will understand.
and, even more besides.
To those who are open to my teaching, more understanding will be given.
But to those who are not listening,
even what they have will be taken away from them.
God is with us,