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Today’s Gospel Reflection: Matthew 13:24-30

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Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30

He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’

Matthew 13:24-30

Reflection:

Our gospel for today is from Matthew 13:24-30 which talks about another parable. Jesus is always using parables to give the people a lesson to understand. This parable is about the master who sowed good seeds on his field but then an enemy came and sowed weeds instead.

What does this parable imply? To connect it with our present situation, it is the same for us people of God. The parable from Matthew 13:24-30 is about us people. Jesus is the master Himself and He sowed good traits in us when we were in the womb of our mothers. We all are the same good seeds sowed by God but as we grow up, the devil takes his turn. The devil as the enemy sowed bad and evil deeds to people to make them sin.

This is the truth in the parable from the gospel of Matthew 13:24-30. Jesus wanted us all to be good and to do good deeds but evil has inserted itself to create stir in us. In doing bad things, the enemy rejoices. Yet, God said that He will reap the harvest and those weeds will separate from the good ones.

Matthew 13:24-30 implies that the harvest is the judgement day and we the people are the good seeds and the weeds. Those who did good are the good seeds and those that chose to lead dirty lives are the weeds. On judgement day, we all will all get harvested. The good ones will go to heaven while those that follow the devil will get burned.

The gospel may be in a form of parable butt people who understand the bible are lucky enough to dig the meaning. While we are living here on earth, let us live a good life and be an epitome to our younger generations. – Clea | Helpline PH

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