Scripture of the Week - 24th Sunday After Pentecost
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
The Parable of Weeds among the Wheat
24 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27 And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ 28 He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30 Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’”
As we go through our daily walk, trying to do our best, we often run into trials or troubles. Why could God not take away these hard times? Because we grow and learn from these trials. Because others seeing how we deal with these troubles can be inspired by how we handle the situations. By the same token, if we handle the troubles poorly, others, who know we follow Christ, can be pushed away from following the Truth. We need to walk in the path of our Lord - always - and turn to Him when we feel the pressures of the world and sin. We can rejoice in our sufferings because when we unite our sufferings to those of Jesus Christ on the Cross not only will we be blessed for this - but others who witness our faith may also be blessed.