He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ . . .
And from sermons4kids website: “Whenever you see someone in the church that you don’t think should be there, before you grab your hoe or your weed killer, remember the advice of Jesus. Just leave it up to God to separate the weeds from the good plants. If we try to take matters into our own hands, we will probably do more harm than good.” (The parable of the weeds)
|7/23/17: Prop 11;|
Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
Matt 13:24-30, 36-43
|Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.||>What does it mean to wait with patience for the coming reign of God?
>How is the mixture between the seed and the darnel (ryegrass) manifested in our community?
> Which are the consequences of this for our life?
> Looking into the mirror of the parable, with whom do I feel more in agreement: with the labourers who want to cut away the darnel, or with the owner of the field who orders to wait until the time of the harvest?
"Satan Sowing Darnel", by Dominico Fetti; "Weeds", Ian Pollock; "Grain and weeds", by James B. Janknegt
"Canticle of Remembrance"by J W Pepper click play; "In the bulb there is a flower", sing-along; "My God how wonderful thou art", organ presentation
|Brain Food: |
"Wheat and tares together", commentary;
commentary by Karoline Lewis; "For those who are wise
"The Shipping News", ripening of weak-willed man; "Amistad", human dignity under fire; "The Fisher King", modern story of transformation