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The Wheat and the Tares

Cycle AOrdinary TimeWeek 16

by Bishop Robert BarronJuly 21, 2002

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One of the most mysterious and yet practically applicable of Jesus' parables is at the heart of today's Gospel. The wheat and the weeds are allowed to grow together until the harvest, just as, strangely, good and evil are allowed to exist side-by-side in the affairs of the world. Why is his true? Because God deigns to bring good out of evil.