Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

March 7, 2011


‘Take these words into your heart and soul’.  ‘Be like a wise make who built his house on rock.’

You see, knowledge is not enough – we must comprehend it; live it; listen to it and act on it.

But do we know the difference between God and the things of God?

How many of us are in various stages of idolatry?  Not just idolatry as it is usually mentioned – like greed, sex, power, vanity, and the like, but going through the motions or following a particular devotion with out so much as a thought about why we say what we say.

The question we are being asked this morning:  ‘What gets you attention?’  ‘What is your soul built on?’

If we go to church and say our prayers every morning and night and never comprehend that transformation is a process of letting go; if we never experience the pain of something falling apart inviting us into a deeper mystery; if we never suffer the ‘fall’ of a great mistake – then it will be very hard for us to comprehend what this rock is all about.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32; 1 Romans 3:21-25, 28; Matthew 7:21-27)


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