Beads of Joy 07-24-10
An Enemy Has Sowed Seed
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
A rather interesting title don't you think? This is not only relevant in the gospel but even more so in the world we live in; especially the world we are living in now, in today's times. The common question is, "Who is the enemy?" that is an important question, for once we know that, then no matter how they try to hide we can see them in plain sight. Today's gospel is Matthew 13:24-30 (Parable of the Weeds Among The Wheat). Later on in this very chapter the question is answered, "and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels." Matthew 13:39 It's obvious that the enemies objective in today's gospel was to entwine evil amongst good, so that when the evil would be destroyed and burned, so would the good. But Praise God for His infinite wisdom, He saw right through that deceit and corruption and knew the proper time to separate the two.
We all know that God's word is the very word that brought Jesus to life; that created the universe; that made the earth; that created all living animals and plants. It was also God's word that casted satan out of Heaven, along with all his cronies (couldn't resist that one. lol). When God speaks or makes a decision, no congress, no authority on earth has any relevance to the decision. God and only God alone who created all things shall only be the one to decide the fate of all things, and the fate of every soul. We have a merciful loving God, who will and does forgive us for our weaknesses and wrong doings over and over and over again. Many of us know that personally. So we know His love will give everyone amble time to get their souls and lives right with Him.
Now look at the world we live in; the people around us; including those in charge. No, this is not going to be political, I refuse to allow the devil to entwine itself in God's word. But we must be awake and aware of the evil that is so obvious around us. America has changed, and not for the better. You see sin and evil have a way to get into a society, one step at a time, even if it takes one year at a time, little by little. See I understand this very clearly. I was in business for twenty years with my dad. I ran our company, "Mackauer's Auto Body, Ltd." It was my job to do all the paperwork and collect the money from the insurance companies and customers. I also wrote most of the billing and maintained charts monitoring our progress and success in what we were doing as we grew through the years. One issue that frequently came up was disposing Hazardous Waste (paints, thinner, enamels, etc). Well the insurance company and customers refused to pay a penny toward a process that cost us thousands a year. So what was the first step. Get the words on the bill, why you ask? Well it was part of the repair process, obviously no charge was incurred, but it had to be noted. Let me tell you, within two years we got $1.50, then $3.00, then before I left the industry it was $15.00. I have no idea what it is today. So just like this, evil works its way in almost unnoticed. Resistance stops when we (society) thinks it's harmless.
The greatest most Godly way to handle the poison of evil; is with love, prayer and confidence and knowledge that one day, ONE DAY, we all will be judged. Wouldn't it be so cool, I don't mean this in a negative way, ok, maybe more in a fun way, but I know you will agree, just maybe you to have thought of this. When the most evil, or those who promote evil and death, I need not speak their names, we see and hear them in the news everyday. But one day, all of us will stand before God and God will make a judgment on what we did to further His kingdom and honor His law, love one another and love Him and respect the morals He has set. I don't really know the check list. LOL. But wouldn't it be so cool to be the fly on the wall, the day God looks into the eyes of the most evil people we know. (now we know God prefers seeing them repent and be in heaven also with Him, I think we can all agree with that) Can you just image the look on the faces of these people when they are cast into the lake of fire for ALL ETERNITY, to never ever be allowed to ever be in God's presence, which is worse than the lake of fire. I just had to share that. Our hearts will be sad, but our brains will say, "We have been trying to warn you about this for years." We must forge forward doing God's bidding and sharing His love with everyone. Be Bold. And pray when in doubt, "Jesus, I trust in You."
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO