Exodus 33:7-11, 34:5-9, 28; Psalm 103; Matthew 13:36-43
The Gospel reading of today presents us with the parable of the Weeds: This parable shows that there are hostile and aggressive powers working in the world; seeking and waiting to destroy good seeds. 1Pet. 5: 8 says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” We must be awake spiritually to ensure no one comes to plant evil in our faith, in our heart, in our family, in our children, in our church, and in our schools. Lastly, just as Moses interceded on behalf of the people of Israel we must learn to intercede for ourselves, we must learn to ask God for mercy on the perpetuators of evil deeds in the land.
LET US PRAY
O God, protector of those who hope in you, without whom nothing has firm foundation, nothing is holy, bestow in abundance your mercy upon us and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may use the good things that pass in such a way as to hold fast even now to those that ever endure. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.