Reflection on Matthew 7:21, 24-27 ~
Think back to when you first agreed to do God’s will. From an early age, I began considering the mystery of knowing God’s will. I remained lukewarm until a brush with death started a long conversation with God that moved me closer to Mary’s Yes. Like what happened to many others, a personal experience with 9/11 triggered my own final Yes and I do not look back. The rain has fallen, floods have come, the winds have blown and buffeted my house, but I am on solid rock. God’s will continues to have primacy.
Matthew 7 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 7:21, 24-27.