On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 30, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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The Old Testament reveals the new and the New testament unveils the Old. Both are the living Word of God for us. A love letter from the Lord our God that is ever green as it is perennial!

A disciple holds both close to His heart just as He remembers and contemplates the love of God in his/her past present and future.We are uniquely and individually loved just as we were uniquely and individually molded, sculptured. The lessons, trials and challenges we face in His name is the burning furnace of His love which purifies, strengthens; and that which gives us our stature.

Thank you Lord for loving me. Mould me according to Your Will that I might have eternal life with You. Amen

First reading

Jeremiah 18:1-6When the clay goes wrong, the potter starts afreshThe 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 13:47-53The fishermen collect the good fish and throw away those that are no useJesus 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.’

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