After sharing a parable concerning the wheat and the weeds in the fields with a multitude of people, Jesus takes time alone with his intimate disciples to explain it clearly to them. The keys that unlock the meaning to the parable are sevenfold as blueprinted in verses 37-39. 1) The sower is the Son of Man. 2) The field is the world. 3) The good seed represents the children of God. 4) The weeds are the sons of the wicked one. 5) The enemy is Satan. 6) The harvest is the end of the age. 7) The reapers are the angels.
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.