The Weeds Among the Wheat
Saints & Sinners in the Church / God's Patience with Sinners / Final Judgment
MT 13:24-30, 36-43
He proposed another parable to them
"The kingdom of heaven
May be likened to a man
Who sowed good seed in his field
While everyone was asleep
His enemy came
Sowed weeds all through the wheat
Then went off
When the crop grew
The weeds appeared
The laves of the householder came to him
'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field?
Where have the weeds come from?'
He answered, 'An enemy has done this.' His slaves said to him,
'Do you want us to go and pull them up?'
He replied, 'No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them.
Let them grow together until harvest;
Then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters
"First collect the weeds
Tie them in bundles for burning;
but gather the wheat into my barn."
"He who sows good seed
The Son of Man
The field is the world
The good seed the children of the kingdom
Are the children of the evil one
The enemy who sows them
The harvest is the end of the age
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
They will collect out of his kingdom
All who cause others to sin
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." (Taken from MT 13:24-30, 37-43)