Playing baseball for Southern California a few years ago, Bill Peavey homered twice in one game. The second home run landed on a golf course and rolled onto a green and into the cup! A home run and a hole-in-one with one swing! Now that’s what I would call being productive!
In the parable of the sower (Mark 4:1-20), Jesus talks about the different types of soil that represent the human heart. Soil that is hard, shallow or thorny will not produce a crop. But the receptive soil, the heart that hears the word of God and accepts it, will produce up to 100 times what was sown.
That’s the kind of production Jesus wants to see in our lives.