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Wheat and Weeds

Last weekend we heard the Gospel of Jesus teaching the crowds through the parable of the sower. Again today, Jesus teaches the crowds with three more parables. Let us look at the first of the three today. He begins by describing how the kingdom of heaven is comparable to again a sower who sows wheat seeds during the day. At night, without the sowers knowledge, an enemy comes along and plants weeds in the field as well. Then as it becomes close to harvest, the slaves notice that weeds had been planted and they wanted to pick them out, but the farmer, being wise, lets them grow together and will harvest both later.

     Many biblical scholars agree that the weed mentioned in this parable is darnel. Darnel is a wheat look-a-like that is highly toxic and only distinguishable from wheat at the time of harvest. So when they realized their was weeds why didn't they pull them out? They didn't pull it out because it looked exactly like wheat and they did not want to risk pulling o…

The Soil of the Heart

I am sure if you were to ask any of my friends if I am a good at texting or responding to emails I am positive you would get an overwhelming reply of "absolutely not."It is not that I hate texts or emails it is just a fact that I am a slow at responding.  I will normally see an email or text at one point and either not respond thinking I will respond later, or just end up forgetting about it. If, in the cases I do respond, my answers are not the most engaging, emotion filled or add much to the conversation.This would definitely come off surprising knowing how, like many other teens and young adults, much time I spend on my phone.

A Request For Charlie Gard

I normally do not do posts like this, however, in this case I found it necessary to continue to draw attention to this story, and to ask for your help in prayers for this particular child and family.

      You may or may not of heard about the child, Charlie Gard. He is an 11-month old baby, who has MDS,  mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. This is a syndrome where the mitochondria of some cells, are not producing the energy needed for the cell. In turn, some cells do not operate as the should which especially affects the brain, lungs and heart. Charlie, who was placed on a breathing machine, is the 16th person in the world to be diagnosed with this syndrome, that has no cure. However, there are some experimental treatments that could improve his case.

     Charlie became internationally known when the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), in London, refused to let Charlie leave the hospital multiple times. Back in April of this year, GOSH went to the courts to get permission to tur…