Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wheat and Tares

The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Sometimes friends are not friends. Sometimes you find allies in unexpected places. Sometimes the truth that seems most self-evident to everyone is the biggest lie of all. Sometimes it's the crazy ones who see things the way they are. Friend and foe, truth and lies, in this world everything is all mixed up.

In this world people wear many different masks. Sometimes the reality of things is invisible, and can only be felt. When you grow wheat, it takes time for the grain to show.

In the meantime, what you see is not always what you get.

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