Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
The lesson to be gained from reading and praying over the parable Jesus gives me in this mass today is not different from what I have gotten from the parable of the wheat and the weeds, and that is, the Kingdom of God will be realized definitively at the final judgment, the end of time.
Until then the good will be mixed up with the evil. Jesus will make the final separation. My role is to wait and pray.
To be a collaborator with Jesus in building up the Kingdom means to face everyday situations with confident realism. To dream of a better state of affairs, a sinless world is to brush aside the work of salvation.
Jesus did not come to condemn, but to save, To save does not mean to reject definitively everything I disapprove of. It means accepting it with hopeful patience desiring to transform it, to save it with Jesus.