Daily Inspirations

Daily Inspirations

Tuesday, July 26

Saint Joachim and Saint Ann

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 it will be at the end of the age.
—MATTHEW 13:37–40

The sorting of the weeds and the wheat is not a job for humanity but for the angels—and its proper time is at the end of all. Meanwhile our roots are dangerously entangled, weeds and wheat all together; we are, in fact, inseparable, and at times, indistinguishable. Whatever or whoever the weeds are, Jesus calls us to humility and insists that we leave judgment and justice to God.

Jeremiah 14:17–22
Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 and 13
Matthew 13:36–43

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