The Gospel reading for sixteenth Sunday of ordinary time is the parable of the weeds and the wheat, traditionally known as the parable of the tares. This Gospel passage is fairly straightforward, however I am occasionally baffled by the contemporary interpretations of the story. ¬†Here in Matthew 13, Christ tells the crowd a story in […]

Sunday’s reading for July 17, 2011, the short version, is the parable of the weeds and the wheat from Matthew 13:24-30. This parable is notable for its theology and the unanticipated outcome. Jesus tells us that “an enemy” sowed weeds among a field of wheat while the keepers of the property were asleep. When the […]