In his absence, Father Scot McComas read Deacon Henry Penner’s sermon this week. Instead of preaching the doom & gloom that could be interpreted from the Gospel reading – that seeds sown in bad soil will render bad crops – Deacon Henry went another route. His interpretation is that those seeds would eventually yield grain for flour, and then be turned to bread. What type of bread would be determined not just by the soil, but how the grain is ground, the ingredients that are added to the dough, and how the dough is kneaded. In other words, we are the bread of life. What type of bread and how we choose to share it with others is determined not just by one factor, but by the many choices that God gives us during our growth from seed to grain to bread.