St. Ignatius of Loyola

Matthew 13:36-43

Alexander Solzenitzyn points out that there is no dividing line separating good people and evil people in the world. That dividing line runs right through each of us. This is a powerful recognition that in each of us there is both the power for great good and the capacity for great harm. We ourselves are both wheat and weeds. The only possible result of a dedicated campaign to whack away all the weeds in the world or the church would be the absolute destruction of every one of us. Instead, we wait in patience and in hope for the day when God will sort through the harvest, sift through the wheat and weeds in each one of us, and gather us all as forgiven and reconciled into the final harvest.