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Sunday, June 1, 2008
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today's gospel (Mt 7:21-27) Jesus tells us that only those who do the will of his Father in heaven will enter the kingdom. Then Jesus says, "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."
We need the habit of discernment to know the will of God; we need the gifts of the Holy Spirit to do it. Jesus gives us the grace so let us build our house on rock!