Advent Reflection #4
“. . . But only the one who does the will of my Father” [will enter the Kingdom of Heaven].
Here again, as we recently saw with the parable of the sheep and the goats, Jesus is fundamentally concerned with our actions – with the fruit that we bare.
We are to take this pretty seriously.
Our actions, our decisions, what we do with our bodies, really matters to God.
What a good message during this season of preparation.
Jesus says that those who heed his message and live it out, are like wise people who build their home on a rock. Those who do not heed his message are like foolish people who build their home on sand. When it rains – and it will rain – whose house do you think will stand?
Friends, with the Spirit’s help, taking our cue from Jesus, let us build houses that will stand throughout the rain and storm. Let us live for him in all that we do.
Come Lord Jesus