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Talk show host and media mogul Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of around $2.9 billion. Most would agree that is quite an achievement, especially for someone born into poverty in rural Mississippi. But Oprah has said that her greatest achievements have been her philanthropic works, especially her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Oprah has explained that she feels giving back to others is what she was called to do, and everything she has done before prepared her for that calling.
It would seem that Oprah understands this week's gospel message of sowing seed that will bear much fruit, as God desires for us. She provides a great example of hearing God's word and not wasting it on barren soil.
What in your life in the past few months has produced the most fruit for you? How might we sow the seed of God's word in the hearts of others?