On Today’s Gospel

Posted: December 1, 2022 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Time after time we have made promises to do better, to resist sin and temptations. To grow in holiness and to be faithful! And so let us dwell a little on the progress we have made.

Are we eager each morn to sit in the presence of our Lord to listen His Word and will for us? Are we ecstatic to go out each day seeking someone to love into His Kingdom. Do we pray each day desiring more and more of the spiritual gifts so as to build up His Church, our Lord’s Kingdom. Nothing fazes us for we know our Lord is with us every step of the way!

Or are we still thrown into a frenzy when challenges and obstacles come our way? Are we one of many who calls on the Lord only in times of difficulty? Are our prayers only devotional? Do we meetup only for fellowship but do nothing to testify to our Lord’s goodness in our lives? Are we silent when we should be speaking up for Him? Is our praise and worship of Him only lip service?

Jesus You are my Rock! Here I am Lord, I come to do Your Will! Amen

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First reading

Isaiah 26:1-6 ·

Open the gates; let the upright nation come in

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.

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Gospel

Matthew 7:21,24-27

The wise man built his house on a rock

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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