Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/073112.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.”
Are the weeds taking over the good seed Lord? Is the Evil One reaping a harvest greater than yours? Are the weeds in greater abundance in this age? Am I the good seed? Will I shine like the sun when the day of reckoning comes? Do I hear?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to know that I am the good seed and that I will be with you in your kingdom, not cast into the fiery furnace for my past sins. Help me to open my ears and hear your word. In Jesus’ name, Amen
For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.