The Parable Of The Sower
Jesus went to the lake and got onto a boat. Then a big crowd circled around the lake shore. Then Jesus started talking in parables to the people: A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Some fell on rocky places where it didn't have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched and they withered because they had no root. Another seed fell among thorns, which grew up and chocked the plants. Still another seed fell among good soil where it produced a crop.
Then Jesus explains the sower meanings: the seed who fell on the path hears the message and doesn't understand it, the evil snatches away what was sown. The seed who fell along the rocky places hears the word, and at once received it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. The seed who falls among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of his life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. The seed who fell on good soil is the man who hears it and understands it.
The people who were listening around Jesus learned that everyone should be the seed that fell in good soil because it is important to hear what the message is and understand it so you could do something about it and your life would be an easy and happy life. Now the people will know that listening and understanding is a good thing.