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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: August 2, 2018 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

There is no doubt there one day soon our time on earth will come to an end. The reality is that while we hope that all of us will be in heaven with God our Father, those who choose to do evil and separate themselves from the Lord their God will be cast out by their choices.

Before the clay is set allow the Lord your God to mould you into who you are meant to be and more! Accept trials and challenges that come your way for they can purify and strengthen you. Soon you will find that you’ve become a powerful instrument of His grace. Your obedience and faithfulness will lead you and those who follow, into the heavenly Kingdom. Praise be to God! Amen

First reading

Jeremiah 18:1-6
When the clay goes wrong, the potter starts afresh

The word that was addressed to Jeremiah by the Lord, ‘Get up and make your way down to the potter’s house; there I shall let you hear what I have to say.’ So I went down to the potter’s house; and there he was, working at the wheel. And whenever the vessel he was making came out wrong, as happens with the clay handled by potters, he would start afresh and work it into another vessel, as potters do. Then this word of the Lord was addressed to me, ‘House of Israel, can not I do to you what this potter does? – it is the Lord who speaks. Yes, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so you are in mine, House of Israel.’


Matthew 13:47-53
The fishermen collect the good fish and throw away those that are no use

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea that brings in a haul of all kinds. When it is full, the fishermen haul it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in a basket and throw away those that are no use. This is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the just to throw them into the blazing furnace where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.
‘Have you understood all this?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ And he said to them, ‘Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom things both new and old.’