THE WHEAT AND THE TARES
By Mary T. Hoffman

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THE WHEAT AND THE TARES
By Mary T. Hoffman

(Matthew 13:24-30)*

The wheat and the tares grow up together,
Though it could hardly be said
That they are “birds of a feather.”

The wheat survive bouts
Of biblical doubts
By the enemy sown to catch unawares
The wheat and the tares.

But the wheat search to find
What is pure, what is kind;
Not satisfied to be content
With less than God’s true intent.

But the minds of the tares
Succumb to Satan’s snares:
Their hearts and souls they sell
Till they end up in hell.