Allow both to grow together until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest, I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather
the wheat into my barn.”
If we are living for Jesus, we are God’s wheat. This means that we are surrounded by weeds, the “followers of the evil one”. We hope and pray that God will take these people out of our lives. However, in His infinite wisdom, He wants us to grow in holiness by loving our neighbors, even those who are our enemies. Some may be thorns in our flesh to keep us from getting proud, and to help us become and stay humble. As we grow in love for them and for the Lord, and as we serve, pray and evangelize to the followers of Satan, we help change these weeds to wheat and into citizens of God’s Kingdom.
FATHER, MAKE ME HOLY NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES. AMEN.
– Shared by Bob George