Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Homily: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | In an agricultural society such as in the time of Jesus, knowing the difference between wheat and darnel would be important. A family’s small plot of land was needed to produce the food for the household, especially the grain used to make bread. Producing the right grain mattered for the health of the family. But clearly, even for people expert in agriculture, time, patience and a skilled eye was needed to distinguish the wheat from the darnel, so that what would provide good grain for the family was not lost in a mad rush to weed out the bad grain.