Saturday 15 September 2018
1 Corinthians 10:14-22. Psalm 115(116):12-13, 17-18. Luke 6:43-49.
To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise—Psalm 115(116):12-13, 17-18. Luke 6:43-49.
‘No sound tree produces rotten fruit nor does a rotten tree produce sound fruit.’
All gardeners know the importance of cutting away dead and unhealthy growth to give a plant the chance to grow new shoots, and the satisfaction when this new growth appears.
It may not be as easy to see what is in a person’s heart as it is to see fresh new buds on a shrub. But Jesus says that unless our actions reflect what is in our heart and show that we have really listened to his word, we are like houses built on sand and will likely fall at the first trial.
We need to build our lives on the rock of strong faith.