“But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” (Luke 8:15)

lenten discipline technique four elements fasting quantity of food abstinence quality of food increased prayer and Bible study almsgiving soil seed parable enemy snatches dismissive attitude prideful cardinal sin knows it all instruction humility wise receive wisest counselor scriptures Bible translations leisure time cultivate our minds receive the Word soil of our hearts marxism atheism idealogy dismiss authority of Bible humility inspired Word of God dialogue with Him no root do we allow Word of God to take root aha puzzle piece eighteen inches from head to heart 18″ from head to heart take root in our heart springs up choked cares busyness worries distractions dopamine good fruit living out the Word putting it in to practice test the Scriptures like Mary pondered all these things in her heart better to give than to receive deceive our neighbor lies remember bring forth abundant fruit 23rd psalm 23 psalm pray to open our hearts enter in humility Lectio Devina response back to God Psalm 75:9 God judges all things makes things happen cup of judgment He will pour out watchword of my day judge ruler God is the Judge God is in charge