On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: December 7, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Unless we put our faith into action, our praise and thanksgiving to the Lord our God means nothing. We have taken His word for granted and chosen what we want to hear and believe.

For it is only a humble heart who worships the Lord with ardour will be able to listen to His voice and follow after Him. A disciple ready to serve in any situation to glorify the Lord’s name. One who is grounded on the living Word of God.

A contrite heart You will not spurn Lord. Put a steadfast spirit within me as I seek to serve You faithfully. 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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