Jesus tells the parable of good seed that is planted yet weeds show up in the soil. The world has lots of weeds & judgment. It can be so easy to rush to judgement.
God continually planting good seed. The church is never pure but a mix of weeds & wheat. Seeds hatred, evil and injustice are sown daily in our world. Danger is that judgment becomes intolerance and prejudice.
The parable of the Good Samaritan is about moving from our fear of enemies to loving our enemies. It’s about crossing boundaries to see & love those we more easily hate or see as adversaries.
Jesus’ parable of the persistent widow who asks for help and justice from an essentially unjust judge, who repeatedly ignores her then finally grants her request. Jesus tells us to pray & never give up.
The first two parables in this selection form a pair and say essentially the same thing from two perspectives: God’s coming Reign is like a treasure or rare jewel that is so invaluable that it is worth total sacrifice.