Today’s words of Jesus are contained in the parable of the weeds. A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly message. In this parable, Jesus teaches that good and evil will co-exist in this world until the last day. But the last day will most certainly come! And on that day – evil will be removed, creation will be restored, and those who have received Christ’s righteousness will shine like the sun! That’s the invitation of Jesus… to receive His righteousness and be delivered from evil.