The Sower and Seed Parable Tag

Back in the late 1980s, the comedian (now U.S. Senator) Al Franken created the memorable character of Stuart Smalley, a mock self-help guru with a show called Daily Affirmations. Franken lampooned the self-help craze and affirmation trend of the '80s and early '90s with such classic lines as "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me." The problem that...