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July 28, 2016

Mt 13: 47-53

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Casting the Net

Christians should strive to be like the net in today’s gospel, gathering all persons without discrimination and without judgment. We should take in persons of “all kinds” in order to build up the Kingdom of God. Let us act as the net does, not letting the smallest or weakest in our world be left behind. The wicked and the righteous both belong in the net if the Kingdom of God is to be realized and lived.

Let us pray that we live inspired by the net and know that the time for God’s justice will come later. Who in our communities or “nets” can we learn to love or include…no matter what?

—Samantha Grady is currently completing her Masters in Theology degree at Loyola University Chicago.

Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish until my dying day.
and when it comes to my last cast,
Then I most humbly pray,
When in the Lord’s great landing net,
And peacefully asleep,
That in his mercy I be judged big enough to keep. Amen.

—Fr. Thomas Rosica, © 2013, Salt and Light Media, Inc.

 


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July 28, 2016

Mt 13: 47-53

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Casting the Net

Christians should strive to be like the net in today’s gospel, gathering all persons without discrimination and without judgment. We should take in persons of “all kinds” in order to build up the Kingdom of God. Let us act as the net does, not letting the smallest or weakest in our world be left behind. The wicked and the righteous both belong in the net if the Kingdom of God is to be realized and lived.

Let us pray that we live inspired by the net and know that the time for God’s justice will come later. Who in our communities or “nets” can we learn to love or include…no matter what?

—Samantha Grady is currently completing her Masters in Theology degree at Loyola University Chicago.

Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish until my dying day.
and when it comes to my last cast,
Then I most humbly pray,
When in the Lord’s great landing net,
And peacefully asleep,
That in his mercy I be judged big enough to keep. Amen.

—Fr. Thomas Rosica, © 2013, Salt and Light Media, Inc.

 

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