Reflection on Matthew 13:36-43 ~
As a business owner, I know of unrighteous fields of weeds and various flavors of evil. The feeling is unsettling, as along with dealing with my own sins I must battle external ones. Work environments easily create situations where if I am not careful I can be drawn into assisting evil by wounding others. I am learning that my daily prayers need to include asking for Christ’s light to settle my own nature and create compassionate corporate souls.
Matthew 13 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Explains the Parable of the Weeds
36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42 and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 13:36-43.