Scripture: Matthew 13:47-53
47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; 48 when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. 49 So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous, 50 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. 51 "Have you understood all this?" They said to him, "Yes." 52 And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old." 53 And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there.
These days we are contemplating on the Kingdom of God and today I wish to take a deviation by inviting you all to discover the ‘King’, God. In Jesus we find the true visage of God and through this visage of God, we too can understand ‘His kingdom.’
It is in Jesus we have understood the tender loving visage of God, who so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son, not to judge us, rather through Him the world may be saved. As long as we are alive in this world, this loving visage is available to us. We can always hope for pardon and compassion.
The terrible visage of God, as a judge, we will see at the end of life, after our death, once we are already dead, presented before God by the angel for the final judgement. Jesus invites all of us to avoid such situation, where He will be without mercy. He will be without mercy, because He has not hesitated to sacrifice His son for us, sinners. It’s not now, today God is filled with mercy, giving us the opportunity and time necessary for the conversion.
It is in this divine mercy we count and hope today. Let us take advantage of this divine mercy and be educated and informed to be true scribes who will help the world to identify the good and bad. Once we learn to live this and make it as the rule of life, this behaviour will certainly make us true children of God.