May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Irenaeus

Learn more about St. Irenaeus: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=291

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/062818.cfm

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.

Where is your house built? On the rock of the Word of the Lord or on the sand of worldly promises? If you believe in the Word of God you have to follow it. You cannot say you believe in him and do the things the world think are okay. What does your conscience tell you? The truth was planted in your soul before birth. Are you building on rock or on sand?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I have my house on the rock of your word. Help me to stand on your word and never falter. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen!

For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us.

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