We read

Matthew 13, 24-30 

Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ “ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ “ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ”

We pray

DearGod, help us to reach out to those in need. Help me to be a good friend to everyone, even those people who we do not like. Amen     

We live

The seeds and the weeds were growing together. Both need water to grow. We too need to drink to remain healthy. What do you like to drink? 

Today fast from drinking juices or soft drinks, and drink only water.