The Gospel according to Matthew 13:36-43
Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, "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. 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, and they will collect out of his Kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. 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."
May we be ‘good seeds’ and continue to support our priests who guides us to live alongside the ‘weeds’ even through their own trials.
Let us educate ourselves as well as others through our actions in staying true to the Catholic faith. So that when it’s harvest time, we are not collected as fuel for furnace but as a sweet offering of fruit to our Father.
In memory of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, let us pray for priests.