April 06, 2014 | Rev. Doug Hucke
There is an innate sense of justice in all of us. Infaith and religious matters that sense of justice can become confused and complicated because we want to avoid judgmentalism. In the parable of the net, "righteous" does not mean being good, it means being in right relationship with God. When we die God gives us all what we want to be with God or not.
One of Jesus' favorite teaching methods was the parable, and parables in Matthew address a favorite subject, the Kingdom. Over the centuries his parables have been subject to extremes of interpretation, both overly allegorical and overly simplistic. In reality Jesus used parables to both reveal and conceal important information, depending on who was listening.