Life- LoveCloud Daily
28 June, 2012
2 Kings 24: 8-17
Psalm 79: 1-5, 8-9
Gospel: Matthew 7:21-29
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 who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
I have always believed that I am a good person, good enough that I may enter God’s kingdom when the time comes. I follow Him, I don’t violate His commandments, I go to mass every Sunday and the days of obligations, say my prayers, give Him thanks, respect my parents/elders and do love my neighbor. But, is it really enough?
After reading and reflecting on today’s gospel; I realized that a real catholic must live more than just showing actions. Living this life, we should acknowledge that this life we are living is given by God, so let us live for Him. Love; How can we give love if we can’t accept God’s love? Forgiveness; How can we forgive and be forgiven by others if we don’t ask forgiveness and be forgiven by Him first? How can He be with us if we don’t invite Him into our lives? And how can we enter His kingdom, when our time comes, if we don’t accept Him as our King, as the Almighty, as our Father, as our God?
The challenge of the gospel today is to become His true disciple; obedient to the Almighty, true to his words and deeds, true to his heart and soul, true to everyone and his entire being, that the Lord is his Lord, that God is his God, building and having a strong foundation and will never collapse ‘til the end.
Writer: Cilbert Alejo