July 19, 2020

Jesus describes the human condition today in terms of wheat and weeds.  It can be easy to read this parable, imaging that we are the wheat and others are the weed.  Pastor Rob asserts that bad religion is what encourages us to think of our tribe as wheat and the other tribe as weed.  This kind of thinking is becoming pervasive in our country.  Good religion — faith in Jesus Christ — challenges us to confront the weed in our hearts, all while celebrating the wheat God has planted there as well.  Only when we have done this, can we engage meaningfully with people of another tribe, humble to see their wheat and empathetic to sense their weeds.

Photo Credit:  Nebraska Winter Wheat