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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 28, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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It is important to recollect where we have been in the past and how we are now journeying ever deeper in our relationship with our the Lord our God as we forwards towards our Heavenly abode. Recollection is an opportunity to dwell on the goodness of God our loving Father in every aspect of our lives. This awareness should propel us into deeper praise and worship of our Potter, our creator, our Father!

Let us harden not our hearts as we repent of our many sins, while we are still malleable and docile to His soft promptings. Let the grace and mercy of our Lord and Jesus Christ be upon us all as we go forth as true beacons of His light. 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.’

Gospel

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.’