Gospel: Mt 13:47-53
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net, let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught. When the net is full, it is dragged ashore. Then they sit down and gather the good fish into buckets, but throw the bad away. That is how it will be at the end of time; the angels will go out to separate the wicked from the just, and to throw the wicked into the blazing furnace, where they will weep and gnash their teeth.” Jesus asked, “Have you understood all these things?” “Yes,” they answered. So he said to them, “Therefore, every teacher of the law, who becomes a disciple of the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, who can produce from his store things both new and old.” When Jesus had finished these parables, he left that place.
The potter made it into another pot giving it the form he chose God is constantly molding and refashioning us which ought to be good news for us, for often we lose patience with our imperfections. As God the potter never gives up on us, neither should we give up on ourselves or others. But many of us, out of exasperation, give up on others, condemning them as irreformable and irredeemable. Our attitude condoning the extra-judicial killing of alleged drug pushers and approval of the reimposition of the death penalty are contrary to the attitude of our God of second chances who never loses hope in us.
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