The Parasite of Evil - Bishop Barron's Sunday Sermon
Bishop Barron's Sunday SermonThe Parasite of Evil
July 23, 2023
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel: Mt 13:24-43
Friends, we are reading during these weeks of summer from the thirteenth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, which contains many of the great parables of Jesus. But I want to focus just on one today because it’s so rich both theologically and spiritually: the parable of the wheat and the weeds.
Jesus’ story shows us how evil, by its very nature, is a corruption of the good. It is a parasite—and we need requisite care and patience in dealing with it.