One of my favorite places to visit is Fort Davis in the Davis Mountains of Texas. It is an area that has its own kind of beauty. There aren’t many trees larger than the small and scrubby little trees that have taken hold in that semi-arid land.
Many of Jesus’ teachings were in parables, stories that made a point and usually startled his first hearers into a new way of seeing things. Today’s reading actually follows Jesus’ “Parable of the Sower and the Seeds.”