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Thursday of the First Week of Advent

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Gospel text (Mt 7:21.24-27): Jesus said to his disciples, “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock." Jesus said to his disciples, “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”.

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined.”

Illustration: Fr. Lluís Raventós Artés

Today Jesus requests that we conform to the will of His Father God. If you love your parents, you obey them; if you love God, then you want to obey God.

-At Christmas, we admire the obedience of the Son of God. To cure our disobedience, the Son of the Father was made man: Jesus of Nazareth, God and true man. He loved His Father’s will to the point of giving His life in the Cross for our salvation.