Wednesday June 28
Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop, Martyr and Doctor of the Church
Remain united to God
  • Genesis 15:1-12.17-18
  • Psalm 105:1-4.6-9
  • Matthew 7:15-20

Today’s first reading reminds us that God is always faithful. He is a God who keeps his promises. Just like Abraham had faith and trusted in the Lord’s promises, we are called to trust in God and in him alone. Through today’s Gospel proclamation, Jesus reminds us to be aware of the things that may lead us astray. The world may teach us that gaining wealth, glory, power and fame is the path that leads to happiness. It also may lead us to believe that indulging in our selfish desires is the only way to find contentment.

These however, are false promises which reach out to us like wolves in sheep clothing. They lead us away from God who is the source of true joy. God promises us everlasting happiness and if we want to bear the fruits of the promises of God, we must be united to him. Just like a good tree bears good fruits, as long as we remain united to God, we will bear fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Our lives will be a testament for his glory.

Prayer: Abba Father, fill us with your Holy Spirit that we will be united to you. Amen.

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