DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Discerning Choices: In today’s Gospel of the “Parable of the Wheat and Darnel”, Jesus’ words of wisdom remind us of our need to be patient when trying to discern God’s Will. Very often, our emotions get a better hold on us in painful situations, and we react in anger and out of desperation. This is clearly not discerning God’s Will.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s labourers went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?”
He said to them, “Some enemy has done this.” And the labourers said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?” But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.” ’