Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Weeds

"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. Matthew 13:36-39

Reflection:

Which seed are we sown from? The good seed as children of the Kingdom or are we the weeds sown from the devil.

When we were children what did we seek when we grew older? Basically what did our hearts desire as we matured into adults? What was our goal? Was heaven any of these answer.

As we grew up, along the way a few weeds made their presence known in our lives. We began to change by the influence of others. The weeds slowly began to take over little by little. Our nature's cause us to sin, we lie, cheat, steal, fornicate, to name a few. But this is nothing new to us, we think this is normal. But in our thinking these are not sinful, these are the weeds that the devil sows.

We soon begin to resemble fields that are overgrown with weeds among flowers. Or if we truly want to see, then think about the lawns we manicure. How we are diligent about keeping the weeds out so we can have a beautiful carpet of grass to show off. How we go to great lengths to have this, yet is is not of the body.

Now imagine taking the sins out of our life, removing the weeds that the devil has sown, and see how beautiful we become. We look good for all to see, just like our manicured lawns free of weeds. Or our flower gardens, how nice they look. SPOTLESS is the look we desire for our surroundings, but not for our souls.

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