Sittin’ on the dock of the bayyyyy – Tomorrow’s reading reflection


“On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.”

Rather than get into the very clear and self-explanatory parable of the seed and the sower, along with all its moral implications, let’s focus on something simpler.  “Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.” Why?  Maybe it had nothing to do with theological or pedagogical reasons.  After all, he talks about a farmer when he’s sitting next to a lake.  You’d think he would use a parable about fishing.

What if the reason he went and sat down by the sea was just so he could enjoy nature.  Looking out over the beautiful Sea of Galilee may have been something he wanted to do, just to do it.  The crowds came and gathered around him but his intention may have been just to appreciate creation and be calm beside the waters he would later walk on.  

What’s the point?  Stop today, leave your house or place of work and sit down to appreciate nature, even just for a short time.  Appreciate God’s creation before you, whether it be the sky, a body of water, a forest, a field- whatever. Take a deep breath, relax, and soak it all in.  Jesus did.