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Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 13:24-30): The slaves of the householder came to him and said, 'Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?' Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. "The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The slaves of the householder came to him and said, '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 and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn."'"

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today we continue in the fields of the Kingdom. The tares appear! “To sow tares" sounds bad and has bad press. But there are some who dedicate themselves to that, making souls dizzy. We should not be surprised: Jesus himself had to endure them. He spent his life doing well to all and, you see, He ended on the Cross.

"The followers of Christ cannot avoid the tares. Patience! Jesus did not condemn anyone and He rather came to save what was lost. The Justice of God includes the "Patience of God."