On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: December 1, 2016 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys


How do I do the will of my Heavenly Father when I don’t know it? Well why don’t you know it?

He speaks to us everyday and most powerfully when we listen to Him in prayer. And through His living Word. His will is written on our open hearts to receive Him. For this is what it means to build upon the rock.

Many are serving in the name of Jesus but are not serving with His mind and heart. And unless we serve others with His mind and heart, calling out the name of Jesus will not save us.

Lord Jesus be by guide always, so that all I say and do may be pleasing to God our Heavenly Father. Amen

First reading
Isaiah 26:1-6

That day, this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
We have a strong city;
to guard us he has set wall and rampart about us. Open the gates! Let the upright nation come in, she, the faithful one
whose mind is steadfast, who keeps the peace, because she trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord for ever, for the Lord is the everlasting Rock; he has brought low those who lived high up in the steep citadel; he brings it down, brings it down to the ground,
flings it down in the dust: the feet of the lowly, the footsteps of the poor trample on it.

Gospel
Matthew 7:21,24-27

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘It is not those who say to me, “Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven. ‘Therefore, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock. Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled themselves against that house, and it did not fall: it was founded on rock. But everyone who listens to these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a stupid man who built his house on sand. Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and struck that house, and it fell; and what a fall it had!’

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