17th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Tuesday, 1st August, 2023

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 13:36-43

Leaving the crowds, Jesus went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable about the darnel in the field.’ He said in reply, ‘The sower of the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the Evil One; the enemy who sowed it, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels.

‘Well then, just as the darnel is gathered up and burnt in the fire, so it will be at the end of time. The Son of man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of falling and all who do evil, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. Then the upright will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Anyone who has ears should listen!’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • We should be aware that while there is goodness and beauty around us, there is also the presence of evil.


  • Yet, we should never live in fear as God who is almighty and all loving will always be there to provide and protect us. God will always triumph over all evils. However, we still need to be vigilant, as evil can be disguised in the form of goodness.


  • We need to live discerning lives and for this we need to check our motives in whatever we do and ask ourselves, “Is this what God wants? Does it bring about more harmony, love and peace in people’s lives?”