Thursday 3 December 2020
St Francis Xavier
Isaiah 26:1-6. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord – Psalm 117(118):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27. Matthew 7:21, 24-27.
The wise man built his house on a rock
In today’s Gospel, the house built on a rock survives all the tempests and weather thrown at it. Can we say the same about our faith? Have we built it on a rock so that the challenges of life do not cause our house to fall? When it comes to faith, I think that sometimes we don’t know how strong our foundations are until they are hit by weather. Sometimes too, there is a need for a bit of scaffolding from someone else and that can give us time to dig into the rock and make our foundations firmer. Houses are also not built just by one person, we all need a bit of help to build our faith in the first place.