Let Them Grow Together until the Harvest

Tultenango, Saturday, July 23, 2022
Preaching by Br. Oscar Guayán, OP.

Br. Oscar Guayán, OP.

Brothers and sisters, in the Gospel parable that has been proclaimed, the servants are very concerned about the fate of the good seed their master has sown, if it is left to grow together with the weeds. They are concerned about the results of the harvest. However, their master stops them in their eagerness to want to pull up the weeds, he asks them to be prudent, to act cautiously, for in their eagerness they may spoil everything. “Let them grow together until the harvest”.

Jesus, in proposing this parable, does not mean that evil should be allowed to grow in the world, much less so that it is unnecessary to do something to counteract evil. On the contrary, Jesus wants to affirm the importance of acting in the right way, at the right time. Not everything can be solved immediately, nor does everything depend only on ourselves or our efforts. Perhaps the main theme of the parable is not the wheat and the weeds, but the patience of God. The compassionate God is always the patient God, the God who gives time.

The Master of the Order, Friar Gerard, has proposed to us in the presentation of the relatio that we live in a time of changes, of opportunities and of hope. But he also asked the capitulars several questions to clarify what would be the steps and how to trace the paths to be able to advance to the goal. All change implies time. Many times we would like that the changes and the proposals of transformations in our personal life, in the life of our communities, of the Province and of the Order happen quickly. Many times one wonders: why must we insist so many times on the same things? It is then when we must remember that the patience and the time allow to obtain greater achievements than the force or the passion; that the insistence also is a form of action and, that each step is support and impulse for the following one. In this time of changes that we are called to assume with responsibility, perhaps we should keep in mind that many times on the road we cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails to always reach the destination, that the road is the one that teaches us the best way to get there and enriches us while we are traveling it. Let us pray to the patient and merciful God that hope may solidly fortify our faith, so that we may hope as preachers who make our own God’s desire that all men and women may be saved and come to the knowledge of the full Truth (1 Tim 2:4).

Br. Oscar Guayán, OP.

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