The image Jesus uses today is the example of planting, harvesting and sorting the good fruit from the bad. Weeds can spoil and even kill a good harvest if they are not separated and destroyed at the proper time. Uprooting them too early in the process can destroy the good fruit along with the bad.
Today Jesus uses nature to teach us about patience. God’s patience teaches us to guard the word he has planted in our hearts and to be aware of the destructive force of sin and deception which can destroy that seed. God’s word brings life, but Satan seeks to destroy that good seed planted in our hearts. Satan is the father of lies.
God’s judgement is not hasty, but it will come. When it does, God will reward each person according to what they have sown and reaped in this life. On that day, God will separate the evil from the good. So let us ask ourselves today, do we allow God’s word to take deep root in our hearts that we may bear good fruit for his glory ?
St. Joseph, pray for us !
DeColores, Deacon Doug