If a plant deprives your crop of moisture or sunlight, it's a weed. In most other situations, so-called weeds are actually doing a lot of good.
Season after Pentecost | 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; (Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 86:11-17;) Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Explanations of the cross have been subject to major critiques in recent decades. Is it really the case that, given human sin, someone has to pay?