Jesus offers us some good advice today in the parable of the weeds and the wheat. He advises that they be allowed to grow together. Then at the harvest they may be separated. Sometimes we have difficulty in determining what is a weed and what is wheat. I thought my competitive nature in athletics in high school and college was wheat and yet looking back on that time I realize that my behavior wasn’t all that mature. I downgraded my shyness and quiet nature as a weed but I now realize introversion has its own merits. May we allow the Lord redeem that which needs redeeming and may we give God thanks for the wheat we produce.