Disciples of Jesus have traditionally been upset that they usually have to live surrounded by weeds, that is, by people who neither accept Jesus nor support His disciples. Many of you are unequally yoked in marriage (see Mt 19:6). You cannot even share your faith with your spouse. Many of you live in families brainwashed by secular humanism and not open to family prayer. You may even have to go to church by yourself or force some of the children to go with you. Some of you live in polarized parishes. You want your parish to be an oasis, but it is one of the worst weed patches.
Jesus tells us bluntly that He is not going to pull the weeds until the end of the world (Mt 13:40). So we better stop whining and get on with loving and forgiving the weeds (even our enemies), serving them, and inviting them to give themselves to Jesus and to become wheat. Remember, all the wheat used to be weeds.
When Jesus, the finest Wheat, died on the cross, He was surrounded by weeds, that is, by enemies. He loved us, His enemies, and ruled in the midst of His enemies (Ps 110:2) by dying for them. With and in Jesus, love and die for the weeds.