Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent

Are we sensible people? Or are we stupid people? Some of us may take offence if someone would dare to ask us such questions. After all, would you dare to say such things to others? Surely not! However, this is precisely the gist of the Gospel today. Jesus Himself made this statement: "Therefore, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man... But everyone who listens to these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a stupid man..." Notice that Jesus is telling us that we should not just listen to His words, He also asserts that we need to act on them if we are sensible.

Therefore, we should ask ourselves honestly: are we really sensible people or not? For Jesus warned us: "It is not those who say to me, “Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven." Have we been doing God's will, or our will?

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