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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, K.C.: Speaking in Parables (Part II)
Jul 24, 2014 | 115 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jesus uses parables as a way of inviting people deeper into the mystery of God’s gracious reign which has broken into their midst. It is therefore surprising that, just as with the parable of the sower, one is provided with such a cut and dried explanation to the parable of the weeds in the wheat (Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43). What if in verses 36-43 one is being offered an explanation of the parable but not the explanation to end all explanations?

Perhaps what Jesus is inviting one to contemplate is the nature of human existence where good and evil are so intertwined it is near impossible to root out one without rooting out the other and where one’s vision is so short sighted and compromised that one cannot. So one prays that God’s kingdom come and God’s will be done, in their hearts and in their lives. God’s kingdom comes to one in the form of a cross, and invites them to resist and overcome evil not by forcefully rooting it out, but through the power of compassion, justice, and humility.

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