Contributed by William Mouser on Jul 18, 2005
How does Jesus’ parable, which argues for leaving tares undisturbed, square with admonitions in the epistles to discipline errant members of the congregation?
As far as the parables of our Lord are concerned, the one before us in today’s gospel is certainly clear. Some of them are not so clear, even when our Lord interprets them for his disciples; and others are left in the gospel record uninterpreted. This one, however, is