Weeds

             The realm of heaven may be compared to
            someone who sowed good seed in their field;
            but while everybody was asleep,
             an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat.
                               
—Matthew 13.24-25

The realm of heaven is not pure and by itself
but scattered in this world.

We uproot the goodness of our life
judging it.

Having eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
we’re pretty sure we’ve got it right.


Today will be full of both weeds and wheat;
don’t expect otherwise.

At the end of the day, ask:
what bore fruit and what did not?

The realm of God is like a weed
God has sown in the field of this world:

resilient, thwarting our purposes,
hard to uproot, not under our control.

Only later
will we see.


We have been
asleep.

__________________
Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

July 16, 2020