Matthew 13:24-30

The Parable of the Weeds

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

For my final reading of this week we are lucky to see yet again another parable.  In this parable we hear Jesus tell a story about how a farmers enemy came in the middle of the night and planted some weeds with his wheat.  The servants ask if him if he wants them to pull all the weeds up?  The farmer tells the servants no, I will have the harvesters take care of it because you may uproot some of the wheat in the process.

To me in this story we are the wheat and the weeds and that Jesus will decide where we will go.  Often times we get can get caught up worrying about others and what they are doing wrong or right.  We can climb on our soap box and scream at others as they pass by.  One of the reasons we go to Holy Comforter is the warm and inviting spirit we have as a church.  It is truly a place where everyone is welcome.

Harold Arnold