Tuesday, September 12

Matthew 13:24-30

This parable seems to explain why evil coincides on earth with good -- Jesus is waiting for the harvest. It even seems as if this is for the protection of the wheat -- "for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest."

Are you among weeds? Will you be uprooted by the empire that surrounds you? 

Or, perhaps, will empire be renewed through your presence? Can you live in the tension of both of these things?