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(8)

And he said,
"The man is like a wise fisherman
who cast his net into the sea
and drew it up from the sea full of small fish.

Among them the wise fisherman found

a fine large fish.
He threw all the small fish back into the sea
and chose the large fish without difficulty.
Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."

This saying is not about final judgment;
it is not about sorting out goats and sheep;
it is about discerning the truly best option
to assist you on your spiritual journey.

When faced with so many religious sects,
spiritual gurus and cults,
you must select one that will satisfy your hunger.
Finding the Jesus of The Gospel of Thomas,
I feel I have found "a fine large fish" (8).

Contrast Matthew’s apocalyptic interpretation based on good vs. evil.

Matthew 13:47-50

Again the kingdom of Heaven is like a net cast into the sea, where it caught fish of every kind. When it was full, it was hauled ashore. Then the men sat down and collected the good fish into baskets and threw the worthless away. That is how it will be at the end of time. The angels will go out, and they will separate the wicked from the good, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.

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