In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus Christ told an advisory parable that substituted weeds for good and evil intentions.
Archpriest Father Hovsep Hagopian, parish priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church of La Cañada Flintridge, will make this parable the subject of his sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, July 23 in Lanterman Auditorium, 4491 Cornishon Ave., LCF.
By the use of allegory, Jesus explained to the people about the difference between good and evil.
Hagopian will base his sermon mainly on "The Kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away" (Matthew 13:24-30).
"In this parable," said Hagopian said, "Jesus shows us that everything in this world comes from spiritual and moral drowsiness, indifference and laziness.
"If you don't want the enemy (satan) to sow weeds in your spirit and outside, you will need to have in your heart love, faith and hope for God," Hagopian said.