Thursday 2nd August, 2012
St Eusebius; St Peter Julian Eymard. Jeremiah 18:1–6. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob—Ps 145(146):2–6. Matthew 13:47–53.
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‘The kingdom of heaven is like a net that collects fish of every kind.’
Fishing nets scoop up everything as they are drawn through the water. The net doesn’t discriminate between the good and the bad. Jesus’ life is filled with stories of him fishing for people, both good and bad—like the woman caught in adultery, the tax collector Zachaeus and the Pharisee Nicodemus.
He called his first followers to be ‘fishers of humanity’ and sent them out to cast their own nets. We are called to exactly the same task. There are opportunities everywhere: family, friends, and neighbours in need. In this way we share our experience of the love and mercy of God in our life.
Jesus, fill all of us with the courage to cast our nets and to bring others to know you.