Again Jesus speaks a farming parable. He teaches us about the mixture of wheat and weeds, real and phony believers, in the world. Consider these definitions of a weed:
- a valueless plant growing wild, especially one that grows on cultivated ground to the exclusion or injury of the desired crop.
- any undesirable or troublesome plant, especially one that grows profusely where it is not wanted.
This seems all well and good until we consider the ways that we sort out human weeds these days. Many times we judge people to be weeds that are not and sometimes we are blinded to the ones that are really weeds. It is a very complicated mess. It is why Jesus says to leave such things to God who knows the heart.. who can separate the weeds from the wheat.
Help me Lord not to judge another person's heart.