Hear the parable of the sower.  “Can you hear me now?”   This old slogan for a phone company sought to convince people that their phone network provided the best service—clear reception, no static, and no dropped calls.   No matter where you were, you would always hear clearly.   It was a successful campaign because we all know how important hearing each other and being heard are. It’s important to God too.   In fact, Jesus used the word “hear”...