Reflection on Luke 6:43-49
Consuming Jesus in Eucharist and Word builds up the treasure in our hearts, we becoming “activated” and Jesus patiently waits for our “Yes” to surface. As a personal metaphor, to have a notion of Christ presence, try to discipline your breathing for a few seconds. We don’t realize it but inhaling and exhaling is not conscious act. Eventually, like breathing, the desire to be and do His will becomes automatic. Your faith creates an impenetrable wall to evil, permeable to all else.
Luke 6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
A Tree and Its Fruit
43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; 44 for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. 45 The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
The Two Foundations
46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you? 47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. 48 That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, immediately it fell, and great was the ruin of that house.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 6:43-49.