In this sense, he remarked, the faithful are also called to “sow tirelessly,” and he gave three examples of how to do this, addressing parents, young people, and “the sowers” of the Gospel, such as priests and religious.
First, he stressed that parents “sow goodness and faith in their children, and they are called to do so without being discouraged even if at times they seem not to understand or to appreciate their teachings, or if the mentality of the world is against them.”
“The good seed remains,” he continued. “This is what counts, and it will take root in due time. But if, giving in to mistrust, they give up sowing and leave their children at the mercy of fashions and mobile phones, without dedicating time to them, without educating them, then the fertile soil will be filled with weeds. Parents, never tire to sow in your children!”
He then addressed young people and explained that they “can sow the Gospel in the furrows of everyday life,” as in prayer, “a small seed that you cannot see, but with which you entrust everything you live to Jesus, and so he can make it ripen.”
“But I am also thinking of the time to dedicate to others, to those most in need: It may seem wasted; instead, it is holy time, while the apparent satisfactions of consumerism and hedonism leave one empty-handed,” he said.
He also said that study “is tiring and not immediately satisfying, like sowing, but is essential to build a better future for all.”