Wednesday, July 16, 2014
by Sister Mary Kabat
Are there changes you wish to make in your life -- exercise regularly, eat healthier, improve a relationship, take more time for prayer, read a good book? We all know there are changes that would be good for us and we wonder why we just don't do them. There are also things we are doing that we know would be better for us not to do. They aren't necessarily hard changes; we just don't do them.
That comes to mind as I reflect on the Gospel of this Sunday. Jesus gives us three parables. Each one gives us the opportunity to identify with something in the story or to let the lesson sink into our heart and change us.
I am staying with the parable of the man who sowed good seed in his field only to discover weeds growing with the wheat. I can identify. There is "good seed" in me, but there are "weeds" as well. The parable says that it could do more harm than good to pull out all the weeds as the good seed is growing. However, I think I could pull one or two of my weeds and put a good seed in their place. I have a few weeds in mind. Do you?
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