Matthew 7:21-29 Reflection – Give Received Grace Away

Matthew 7:21-29 Reflection ~

To be a Christian means active participation of what others might call coincidences, but we know them as the whispers of the Father’s will for us. These moments create an unshakable foundation of faith superseding our human nature. Despite life’s buffeting, the grace of faith lifts us up, yielding praise and gratefulness for God. Grace builds upon grace, and we have no choice but to make sure we give our received grace away.

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Matthew 7  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Concerning Self-Deception

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. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ 23 Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.’

Hearers and Doers

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!”

28 Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, 29 for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 7:21-29.