Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/073015.cfm
Jesus said to the disciples: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
“Do you understand all these things?” They answered, “Yes.” And he replied, “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the Kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.” When Jesus finished these parables, he went away from there.
If you have ever watched fishermen when they finish with the day’s catch, you know exactly what this parable is saying. The catch is carefully gone through and the best is put aside and the rest tossed back into the water. How will you be judged at the end of time? Will you be one of the best or one of the tossed?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to be the best. Help me through the grace of your holy Son Jesus to stay on the path you have set out for me, not the divergent path of the world. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord, mighty God!