Friends of the Rosary:
This Sunday’s reading is a masterpiece in the Gospel of St. Matthew (13:24-43):
“Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear” (Matt 13:40-43).
In the parable of the weed and the wheat, Jesus revealed that the weed does not destroy the wheat. It only makes it more difficult for the wheat to grow to maturity.
In other words, Christians experience that the evil influence and bad example of sinners make it more difficult to live up to the faith. God doesn’t force anyone to serve Him. And His mercy toward sinners is infinite.
The patience of the farmer in letting the weed grow on until harvest time exemplifies the infinite mercy of God toward sinners.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
To Jesus through Mary!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York