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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Pentecost 10, Proper 11

Before the advent of the use of weed specific chemicals to take care of a sugar beet or bean field, it was common to walk out with a hoe and chop out as many weeds as you could. But it was inevitable that you would end up chopping some of the crop along with the weeds. Call them casualties of war.

Our Savior Jesus, uses weeds in a field as an image in Matthew 13 to communicate that there will always be evil in this world. But our Savior doesn’t want any casualties of war. Those who are against Jesus are so entwined with the believers that separating them in this world is impossible.

Jesus will send His angels to take care of that when He comes again in all His glory.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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