Learn more about Sts. Joachim and Anne: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=22
Link to today’s reading: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/072616.cfm
Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” He said in reply, “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the Kingdom. The weeds are the children of the Evil One, and the enemy who sows them is the Devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. Just as 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.”
Jesus is pretty clear here about what will happen to people who unite with the evil one. Sounds pretty nasty to me. Will the angels collect you or leave you for Christ? Who do you unite with?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always sow the seeds of your word and truth. I want to spend eternity with you, not in the fiery furnace. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.