Thursday, 1st August 2024,St Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor, Memorial

Matthew 13:47–53

Jesus said, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind; when it was full, they drew it ashore, sat down, and put the good into baskets but threw out the bad. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Have you understood all this?” They answered, “Yes.” And he said to them, “Well then, every scribe who becomes a disciple of the 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.

• Can I understand the method of separating the “good” from the “bad”?

• How can I discern what is pleasing to God?