Prayer of the Day

Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

June 25th, 2014
"You will be able to tell them by their fruits." Matthew 7 : 20
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Jesus said to his disciples: ‘’ Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves. You will be able to tell them by their fruits. Can people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way a sound tree produces good fruit but a rotten tree bad fruit.  A sound tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a rotten tree bear good fruit. Any tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown onto the fire.  I repeat by their fruits you will know them.’’

 ‘Faith’ the test of a good person is lived faith. The tone in this part of the Gospel is challenging.  Jesus’ words ‘’ by their fruits you will know them.’’ As we reflect on those words of Jesus, a very mixed view of the Church is present Saints and Sinners.

Prayer God our Father, we ask your presence to be close to us. Amen