Continuing yesterday’s idea.
Jesus again addresses evil. This time a wrong from someone else affecting the innocent.
“Then do you want us to go and gather [the bad]?” asks the servant in his story.
“No,” says the owner, “lest in gathering the weeds you root up the [good] along with them” (Matthew 13:29).
In this story, the owner (God) defers judgment. He allows those being affected to be affected a bit longer.
Until the harvest.
Until the day when he will set things right.
Then it will be, “Gather the [bad] first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the [good] into my barn” (13:30).
Sometimes, even when it is bad, it’s best to focus on the eternity that comes after.