16th Sunday, Year A – Wis 12:13,16-19; Ps 86:5-6,9-10,15-16; Rm 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43
Where is the Church headed if, after two thousand years in traditionally Christian lands, it loses so many faithful? Where am I going, since after several decades of life I still have something to confess in the confessional?
God is always sowing good seed. Both in the soil of the world and in the soil of my heart. At the same time, the Evil One continues to sow his seeds. Both in the soil of the world and in the soil of my heart. There is always good and evil in them. On Judgment Day, what used to be a mere, unattractive good will turn out to be a treasure. The delicious, conspicuous weed of evil, though sometimes bewitching with its beauty, will be consumed by fire.
My only concern is who I am in God’s eyes: wheat or weeds. If the latter, I always have the time to turn into a golden ear. This does not happen in nature, but it is only an allegory. A person can always change . . .