Don't you understand this parable? How then will you understand any... begins with a question and exclamation. Purposeful emphasis. "How's our hearing?"
The root deception is lack of discernment. Obfuscation and lazy ways. We're a divided people, those open or closed. All about, are those saying and thinking, and looking like, listening. Rarely, meet someone who is. If at all.
Of course, presuppose care. Cool not to. Cool to be confident. Refute what sounds-outrageous. Outlandish and should upset. Alarm. Should cause a reorientation and response.
Lives to get on with, to concern with. Out there is out there. Understand -- but it doesn't explain the depth of the dynamics. Say "I-hear" and underneath shrug. Such, that makes no difference. Sedated. We are.
The post-digital age has overwhelmed us with info while shutting our response mechanisms down. It's all the global jailors are looking for and their religious-based need for consent. We invite their ways-ahead into our hearts. Beckon the Gulags.
A cynical overload leads to our intentional and knowing cognitive dissonance. Pride's preservation and the power to repel and reject.
Rebel. It's a form of sorcery. No more the sifting of ideas in free association. We're in a psychological program. Our mental environment, a Petri dish for mad scientists.
We cannot hear because assume informed. Genuine in our confidence. Or straight-up, don't care. Else consider, all such a fog, why bother look/listen?
Stay in the safety. The land of mainstream security. As though believing is helping maintain what respite from the chaos we live in. 'Don't trouble, trouble etc.'
It's real bad. If this was all about intellectual curiosity. Completing the crossword of life. Instead, it's a battle for humanity. Cooked to order. Cumulative catastrophe. Unless we can hear.
Jesus sower parable is the remedy and itself, read aloud or not, the liberation meditation for our times.
A confession and declaration.