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Parable Of The Crabby Grass
Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16

from the book

Brett Blair
Tim Carpenter

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43


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Exegetical Aim: Encouragement to be wheat rather than tares.

A tray, a patch of good grass, and a patch of crabgrass (or weed). Try to pull up one whole system of each. Place the grasses side by side in the tray so that they initially look like one system of grass.

I have something on this tray. Can anybody tell me what it is? (grass) Is there anything strange about the grass? (response) Look at it closely; do you notice anything odd? (response) If they do not see the difference, move the two clumps apart. Now do you see? (response)

This is the good grass. It's called Bermuda. And this is the bad grass. It's called crabgrass (or weeds). If you go out to your yard today (or the park) and look at the grass, you will probably find some of this grass the Bermuda and some of this grass the crabgrass. Your mom and dad can tell you how terrible ...

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