Today's Gospel in Art - The kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea


Isolated Elements Swimming in the Same Direction for the Purpose of Understanding,  Damien Hirst, 1991, © Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved

Isolated Elements Swimming in the Same Direction for the Purpose of Understanding, Damien Hirst, 1991, © Photo by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved

Gospel of 1st August 2019 - Matthew 13: 47-53

Jesus said to the crowds: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea that brings in a haul of all kinds. When it is full, the fishermen haul it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in a basket and throw away those that are no use. This is how it will be at the end of time: the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the just to throw them into the blazing furnace where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.

'Have you understood all this?' They said, '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.'

Reflection on the art installation

.....I know many of you when you see Damien Hirst's name might immediately be on your guard, as he has built up this image of being the enfant terrible in art. But we need to look beyond that and appreciate that his art is visionary, by re-introducing religious aspects beyond the realm of science, which forms the basis of his art....

To read on see: To read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/129


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