December 4, 2014 Isaiah 26:1-6; Matthew 7:21, 24-27
Reflection by Sister M. Albertine Stachowski, cssf
Did you notice that the word ‘rock’ is used in both readings?
In the first reading … we hear … “the Lord is an eternal rock”.
In the Gospel … we are told that the wise person “builds a house on a rock foundation”.
Rock … generally gives us an image of strength … of stability … of permanence.
Isaiah proclaims that the people of Judah are to trust in God’s Word.
Jesus uses a parable to teach that His words are like rock … solid … to be trusted. We need to build on the truths that Jesus teaches us.
In this Advent season … a season of promises … let us set our lives upon Jesus and His teachings.
Let us give our lives a rock solid foundation in order to one day share in the promise of eternal life.