The Kingdom of God is like....So begins a collection of several parables offered by Jesus in the 13th chapter of Mathew. Among them the parable of the Weeds and the Wheat. Like the field in this parable, the world is a mixed up mess of good and bad. While we are tempted to determined who is who, Jesus calls us to both faith and patience. It is not up to us to determine who God will gather in. Our job is simply to love and to witness and to live our lives of discipleship the best we can. Let us do so trusting all the while in the grace of God and the ability of God to not only sort out our world but to sort out our individuals lives. We too are a mixed bag, yet even now God is working to make of our lives, something worthy of the kingdom. This good work which God has begun, God will bring to fruition.
February 20, 2019