Christians should strive to be like the net in today’s gospel, gathering all persons without discrimination and without judgment. We should take in persons of “all kinds” in order to build up the Kingdom of God. Let us act as the net does, not letting the smallest or weakest in our world be left behind. The wicked and the righteous both belong in the net if the Kingdom of God is to be realized and lived.

Let us pray that we live inspired by the net and know that the time for God’s justice will come later. Who in our communities or “nets” can we learn to love or include…no matter what?

—Samantha Grady is currently completing her Masters in Theology degree at Loyola University Chicago.