Thinking about today's Gospel, Matt. 13: 36-43, gave me pause. I was using the words as advice as how to handle evildoers. Just leave them to God. Let them live and go. "The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out his Kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grind of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father."
However, just like weeds, they don't go away. They try to choke the good. They're ugly aren't they? They're unwanted. They spoil the garden.
They're methods to use. I cover the ground. Sometimes I use wood chips. Sometimes cheese cloth, or plastic. Weeds won't grow through these substances. Likewise, people have to take precautions not to be overcome by evil. It's work no matter which way you take it.
Let's let the love of God burn in our hearts, and that fire will keep the weeds at bay.