Welcome to our new blog, Wheat & Tares. Who are the wheat? Who are the tares? Who knows?
D&C 86: 6-7. “But the Lord saith unto them, pluck not up the tares while the blade is yet tender (for verily your faith is weak), lest you destroy the wheat also. Therefore, let the wheat and the atares grow together until the harvest is fully ripe; then ye shall first gather out the wheat from among the tares, and after the gathering of the wheat, behold and lo, the tares are bound in bundles, and the field remaineth to be bburned.” Sucks to be a tare.
In his book Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl describes his finding that there were no good or evil people, no true heroes and villains. Former victims became persecutors. Former torturers became healers. Frankl found again and again that at every layer of humanity within a person, that person had great capacity for both good and evil.
We’re not here to judge who are the wheat and who are the tares, but to leave that to higher wisdom. Wheat and tares welcome. Especially wheat.