When I was a kid I used to love those white puffy dandelions.
Technically they are a weed, but to me they were pure magic.
I used to love picking them out of the ground, blowing their seeds all over the lawn, and waiting for those yellow flowers to pop up everywhere. Amazing!
How a white puffy weed could turn into dozens of yellow flowers was beyond my comprehension at that age. It ranked right up there with caterpillars turning into butterflies.
Anyway, I thought about those puffy white weeds after hearing today's Gospel (Mt. 13:24).
I've always loved the parable of the wheat and weeds. It's such a clear explanation of why God does not rip out all the "weeds" of our society right now so that the world can be a better place. He does not want to pull out the good with the bad, Jesus tells us.
But I think there is another reason as well.
It's because He is always ready to give us a second chance.
After all, sometimes those weeds can turn into flowers.
God Bless you.