Epiphany 5 and its Gospel of the Wheat and the Tares only rarely occurs - only when Easter falls on the last few days of the year it can fall. So many thanks to Fr. Juhl and his host Fr. Peperkorn over at historiclectionary.com for posting some wonderful preparation for this week, which many of our readers, including myself, have never preached on before.
After reading through what Fr. Juhl put up, I'm going to start with this: There is something wrong with all the Lord's parables. A farmer who throws seed among rocks? A merchant who sells the clothes off his back and all else he has so that he can have one pearl? A businessman who pays the same wage for 1 hour's work as for twelve? And now a farmer who forbids his farmhands from doing some sensible weeding. . .