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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (MATTHEW 13:47-53)

31 Jul

THEY COLLECT THE GOOD ONES IN A BASKET AND THROW AWAY THOSE THAT ARE NO USE.

Jesus said to his disciples: “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 this kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out from his storeroom things both new and old.”
When Jesus had finished these parables he left the district.

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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