Let them grow together until harvest

July 28, 2018 6:00 am

“His slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, ‘First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.’” (MT 13: 28-30)

This is one of my favorite parables because it is about our human condition and our dream about being perfect. The enemy “came and sowed weeds,” and we are a mix of good wheat and bad weeds. Our idea is to “pull them up,” but it could be dangerous for the wheat, so Our Lord said: “let them grow together until harvest.” He knows perfectly what comes from Him and what comes from the enemy. We need to “humbly welcome the word that has been planted” in us, to meditate on it, and to follow it because only His word “is able to save our souls,” not ourselves and our “perfect” lives.

“Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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