Serving the Word: 16th September


Luke 6, 43-49

“Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and puts them into practice is like a man who built a house; he dug and laid the foundation on rock, and when the flood came, the river rushed against the house and could not overthrow it, because it was built on solid ground”.

Jesus guides our life and gives us the fundamental indications so that we do not lose our way in our search and our choices. He wants us to be characterised by doing good and contributing our gifts to the building of the Kingdom of God, which makes use of “bricklayers” who, at times, can make mistakes in the choice of the ground on which they build their ideals and expectations.

Although Jesus offers some masterly architectural lessons, which are most clear, we tend to work on apparently easy ground but which, in the long run, leads to collapse and ruin.

Building on rock takes time and effort, which are greater to the extent that they are worthwhile. These criteria apply to the life of faith and to other areas of our existence, such as our family relationships and friendships. What is built up for good, what is built up in Christ, will never be torn down. Always strive to build your life on firm rock.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf



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