Matthew 7:15-20 Reflection – Never Stop Trying

Reflection on Matthew 7:15-20 ~

The never ending echo of Jesus saying “You will know them by their fruits” reaches tirelessly into our world, breaking through to those who will hear its truth. I am certain that when you “leave” your place of sanctuary, you encounter selfishness, deceit, and greed among other vices. Trinity’s light inside changes us to become virtuous against the tide. Although this may seem like a drop in the bucket of what is needed, Jesus’s echo continues to transform others, so we can all do our part to help Him.

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Matthew 7  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

A Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 7:15-20.