Father's Weekly Message

 The question frequently asked is “why does God permit evil to triumph so
often in this world, why are the wicked allowed to prosper ?” Today’s parable
of the wheat and weed is an answer to that question. In the Kingdom of
Christ on earth, his Church, there will always be sinners and scandal givers,
who will make the Christian life more difficult for the followers of Christ.
The triumph of the wicked is short-lived, the reward of the Christian who
suffers from their wickedness is everlasting. The very wickedness and injustices
of evil doers are one of the ways that God uses to perfect his elect. It is
only on a battlefield that a true soldier can be proved.
  In the parable the weed does not destroy the wheat. It only makes it more
difficult for the wheat to grow to maturity. So it is with the Christian. No
one can take his faith from him, but living up to it is made more difficult by
the evil influence and bad examples of sinners. If some succumb to this evil
influence and give up the practice of their faith, the fault is theirs. God can
force no man to serve him.
  The patience of the farmer in letting the weed grow on until harvest time,
exemplifies the infinite mercy of God toward sinners. The weed could not
change it’s nature, but the sinner can change his way and God gives him
every chance and every help to do this, up to his last moment of life. No
sinner will be excluded from heaven because of th sins he committed, but
rather because he did not repent of these sins while he had the opportunity.
There is a double lesson of patience in this parable. First, to be patient with
those who make our spiritual progress more difficult for us. They are actually
helping us to be better Christians if we bear with patience the injuries
they inflict on us. Second, we must try to imitate the patience God shows
in his dealings with sinners. While we must not approve of their evil deeds
or their sins, we must still look on them as our brothers and sisters and do
all in our power to put them back on the right road to heaven. By acting
thus, we will not only be helping them on the rugged road to heaven, we
will also be making doubly sure of our own arrival there, for God will never
be outdone in generosity.
Family Rules
Always Be Honest  Proverbs 12:22
Count Your Blessing  Psalms 34:1-3
Keep Your Promises  Romans 4:21
Comfort One Another  1 Thessalonians 4:18
and above all...Love One Another  1 Peter 1:22
Be Supportive of one Another  Acts 20:35
Be Kind and Tenderhearted  Ephesians 4:32