Rock is a theme that we find in our two readings today. In the first reading from Isaiah 26, we read, "Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an eternal Rock." Note that Rock is used as a proper noun.
In the Gospel reading from Matthew 7, Jesus teaches about acting on his words. He likens those who do not act on His words to someone who builds a house on sand. You don’t need to be a construction expert to know that this is not a very solid foundation. On the other hand, those who hear Jesus’ words and act on them are like someone who builds his house on rock. Solid. For the long haul.
We all know that Jesus is speaking of spiritual matters. So today, I thought we could have a little construction discussion. Let’s look at some common foundation materials and what they equate to: wealth = sand, possessions = sand, power = sand, fame = sand, anything but Christ = sand. Pretty simple equations, huh? So, on what foundation is your house built? Rock or sand? I guess when the wind and rains come, we’ll find out, won’t we?
Father, we thank you for the rock that is the Word of Christ. Give us the grace and vision to build our houses on Him. Amen.
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