Jesus passionately pursued the lost, the sinful, and the outcast, and He has called for us to do the same. In the parable of the sower, Jesus illustrates the importance of the condition of our hearts to receive His Word, and also to spread His Word.
Jesus lovingly pursues the outcast and the sinner. He didn’t come for the righteous, but for the sinner, in desperate need of the grace that is only available through Him. He pursues us right where we are, and calls us to leave it all behind and to follow Him.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who passionately pursues the lost and joyously celebrates when they come home. He likewise calls for us to be on this mission with Him, and to share in His joy over the lost being found.