I was out running a few weeks ago and saw what looked like grass seeds on the trail. I had a couple of thoughts. The first was that it wasn’t likely that grass was going to grow on this path! The second was about the parable of the sower and the seed. I realized that it really isn’t the purpose of a path to grow grass. Obviously, the purpose is to allow us to get from one place to another place.
The common interpretation of the parable is that the path represents those individuals whose hearts are hardened and do not receive God’s word. Just as there is a reason why the path is hardened ground, there is also a recent for a hardened heart. Some may harvest, some may sow seeds, others must till the soil.