Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint 13:24-30
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ “ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ “ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ”
Everything has its time.
1- Discernment. God always sows his seed in your heart, but within you there are evil weeds that you must work on so that they don’t drown the good fruits and good seeds that are within you. That demands inward work in your heart and discernment to see what is inside you… what you should accept responsibility for and work on, and what you should leave aside. Discernment is the ability to know what to choose and know what to leave aside. Are you sure of what you should retain and what you should cast aside in your life? You know what is good for you and what is not, and at this point you shouldn’t allow your feelings to cloud your judgement. Be honest with yourself and try to recognize good from evil as best you can.
2- Time. Time is very important because only over time can you see who’s who and become aware of someone’s true colors. All processes are slow. But it is over time that you manage to have a broad and clearer view of things; of people and of yourself. Time will lead you to the truth.
3- Uprooting. When we discover what doesn’t help us; what doesn’t do us good, we must uproot it. The weeds that begin to take root destroy all that is good in us. Weeds can ruin all our hard work to bear fruit. That is why we must pull out all the bad things, but not before discerning carefully and that takes time. Don’t let yourself be carried away by anxiety, or by the foolishness of the fast-paced life you may be leading. If you are sure about what doesn’t contribute positively to your life and what doesn’t do you good, uproot it, cast it aside, and do not delay doing so by being sentimental.
God bless you and be with you, may He help you discern and know what to leave in your life and what to cast aside; in the name of The Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit…and do not forget: Heaven is Our Goal!