Weeds Among the Wheat
He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel also among the wheat, and went away. But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the darnel appeared also. The servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where did this darnel come from?’
He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’
The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and gather them up?’
But he said, ‘No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel, you root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I will tell the reapers,
'First, gather up the darnel, and bind them in bundles to burn them;
but gather the wheat into my barn.‘"
When you read the last post of the wayward Episciple Ministeress... Was your first thought, "Throw the bum out"? Likely you weren't just thinking of stripping her of her position of leadership... but also of removing her from the Church completely... as Vox Day has called for.
Put the weed eater down son. Heed the words of your Lord.
The lesson to be learned is not that there are bad people in the Church. The point isn't even that there are bad people leading the Church. No... its a little deeper than that.
When was it that the Enemy came and planted these bad seeds?
My good friends... the point is... The Episcable Church has been asleep. We are not called to weed the field. But we can certainly wake them up!