House on a Rock

Gospel Reading for Today, June 28, 2012:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’
will enter the Kingdom of heaven,
but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
Many will say to me on that day,
‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name?
Did we not drive out demons in your name?
Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?’
Then I will declare to them solemnly,
‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.’

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
The rain fell, the floods came,
and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.
And everyone who listens to these words of mine
but does not act on them
will be like a fool who built his house on sand.
The rain fell, the floods came,
and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
And it collapsed and was completely ruined.”

When Jesus finished these words,
the crowds were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority,
and not as their scribes.
Matthew 7: 21-29

As I read the gospel this morning, a smile came to my face.  The video that I have attached at the top has consistently been one of my students’ favorites.  I suppose that many of them can relate to having a parent who responds to the pressures of work, or to the acquisition of worldly things like the father in this video.  Kids don’t want more things, they want time with their parents.

As we go through the day in this world of ours, let us keep our eyes on Jesus, our Rock.  Let us remember that all the things of our world are passing, and can be washed away in the blink of an eye, like the sand.  Jesus is always with us – within us even.  He sees through our eyes.  He wants us to see life through His eyes – to unite ourselves and our will with His own.  Building our lives on Him, He will see us safely Home.

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 10, 16 and 23. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!
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One Response to House on a Rock

  1. Clare Ryan says:

    Good reminder, Dana. He is always there. God bless you!

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