July 30, 2020


The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah    18: 1-6

18:1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying:
18:2“Rise up and descend into the house of the potter, and there you will hear my words.”
18:3And I descended into the house of the potter, and behold, he was making a work on the wheel.
18:4And the vessel, which he was making with his hands out of clay, broke. And turning away, he made another vessel, for it had been pleasing in his eyes to make it.
18:5Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
18:6“Am I not able to do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done, says the Lord? Behold, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.


The Holy Gospel According to Matthew   13: 47-53

13:47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net cast into the sea, which gathers together all kinds of fish.
13:48When it has been filled, drawing it out and sitting beside the shore, they selected the good into vessels, but the bad they threw away.
13:49So shall it be at the consummation of the age. The Angels shall go forth and separate the bad from the midst of the just.
13:50And they shall cast them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13:51Have you understood all these things?” They say to him, “Yes.”
13:52He said to them, “Therefore, every scribe well-taught about the kingdom of heaven, is like a man, the father of a family, who offers from his storehouse both the new and the old.”
13:53And it happened that, when Jesus had completed these parables, he went away from there.