“What Should We Do about the Weeds?” is based on Jesus’ parable of the Wheat and Tares in Matthew 13. Jesus told this parable to fortify his disciples against discouragement. Those early disciples soon enough found that the church is a mixed bag of good and evil, right and wrong, high ideals and often poor performance. Error and corruption soon entered the congregations. Jesus alerted his followers to this reality so that when the community of faith proves disappointing we will not lose hope and withdraw discouraged or cynical.