Our Lord separates the wheat from the chaff. Who is the wheat and who is the chaff?
St. Augustine, Doctor of the Church, quoted in Spiritual Diary, p.86, St. Paul’s Editions ©1962, Boston, MA.There is no better means of distinguishing the chaff from the wheat in the Church of God than the suffering of contradictions, trials, and contempt. He who stands firm through these is the grain. He who recoils from them is the chaff. The further he recoils, that is, the more upset and arrogant he becomes, the more worthless he is.