Why the wicked walk among us
Today’s Gospel (Matthew 13:24-33) contains a parable about God allowing wicked people to survive.
Why does God let this happen? Sometimes we human beings cannot find a fully satisfying answer: the wisdom of God – who is infinite, omniscient, omnipotent, and all-loving – cannot be totally grasped by finite beings on this earth.
Today’s Gospel teaches us, however, that one of the reasons God permits the survival of the wicked is for the benefit of the good.
If you pull up the weeds
you might uproot the wheat along with them.
Let them grow together until harvest....
For one reason or another, sad to say, many of us are in different ways entangled in the wickedness of this world and our own sinfulness.
By the timing of His judgment, God offers all of us opportunity for repentance.
May we take that offer and repent.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me – a sinner.