Thursday, August 02, 2007


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.
Matthew 13:47-53


Dear Father at the end of the age Jesus tells the apostles that the angels will separate the wicked from the righteous. We in our time have this to help us live our life according to the Word of God, so when it is time we will be part of the kingdom of God rather than those thrown into the fiery furnace. The apostles were given many parables to teach them and us how to live. We are graced with God's Word. Do we think about our mortality other than when we get older and closer to the end of our age. Is it then that we begin to make atonement for our sins and begin to pray for our salvation so the little time we have given to God will spare us. We are the fish in the sea in the parable, when it's time we will be separated into the two categories. Do we wonder how much time we have spent in our young lives devoted to God and keeping his Word. Or have we spent our youth following our way. Father, we pray that many will come to love you and honor you. Not wait until the end to come to you. Let us keep your most Holy Word and strive to do your will and not ours, so that when our time comes and when the end of the age comes we will be found among those who will dwell in your Kingdom. Amen

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