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Pulling the Weeds at November's Lectio Divina

Matthew Harrison

Friday, November 13, 2009

IMG_7627This month at Lectio Divina, Archbishop Collins does a little gardening.
Figuratively, of course!
The Archbishop meditates on the parable of the weeds among the wheat.
Toronto's chief shepherd suggests it's always a good practice for us to "check our garden" for weeds. Big fat, juicy weeds like greed, envy, pride, gluttony, lust, sloth, and wrath: commonly known as the seven deadly sins... or as His Grace put it on this particular occasion the "basket of seven weeds" (he also noted there are many other "weedlets" that go along with the bigger guys!). The Archbishop goes on to say that each of us struggle with different weeds in our life, and we should work to recognize the areas of our life that need work, and ask for God's mercy that He may purify us.
The weeds among the wheat, as well as the parables of the mustard seed and yeast, are the focus of the November edition of Lectio Divina, as Archbishop Collins meditates on Matthew 13:24-43. Join us on Sunday, November 15th at 8:30pm ET or on Wednesday, November 18th at 8pm, ET for this month's broadcast edition of Lectio Divina with Archbishop Thomas Collins: The Parables of Jesus.

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