Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072614.cfm
Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The slaves of the householder came to him and said, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ 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.”’”
Sometimes we do not know the difference between good people and bad, because on the surface they appear the same. It is only after they grow that their “weeds” start to show. Do not judge people by what you see or think, judge them by their actions and how they treat others. Collect those people into your life and it will help you follow the word of God in your own life.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to tell who are the weeds in my life. May I learn from you who to bring into my life, those who will help me follow you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!