- At 02:27 PM 12/29/99 , you wrote:
>(57) Jesus said, "The Kingdom of the Father is like a man who had good
>seed. His enemy came by night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The man
>did not allow them to pull up the weeds: he said to them, "I am afraid
>that you will go intending to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat
>along with them. "For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be plainly
>visible, and they will be pulled up and burned."
>So I make a plea that apocalytic does not mean just outer but an inner and
>individual experience that does happen to one during ones own lifetime. If
>the kingdom is both inner and outer, according to "Jesus" don't we then
>have to include inner refereces and imagery that indicate the inner nature
>of a final judgment upon how we are living and not living our lives?
I think the reference here may be showing a favoritism towards free living,
i.e., accepting oneself, not being too strict with oneself. If we focus too
much on overcoming our bad habits, we miss something else.
With kind regards,