WE ARE ALL BUILDERS OF GOD’S HOUSE
(Wednesday, October 4)
“Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock…” (Lk 6:47-48)
I love that each of us is called to this kind of “house-building”; not only or primarily our church-hierarchy. Because our Lord says, *whoever* comes to Me, and hears my sayings and does them…, is like one building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.
How can I engage in this dignifying job, as one of the Lord’s house-builders, in practical terms? I find that I need to do it every day; not only on Sundays and/or feast-days, – because you never know when the “flood” might arise. I need to “come to Him” every day, from my waking moment, placing myself in His presence with a bit of heartfelt prayer. Thus, I “dig deep” and “lay the foundation on the rock,” – my “rock” being Christ. Then, I take a few minutes to “hear His sayings”; for example, I look up today’s Gospel-reading, part of which is quoted above, and contemplate it prayerfully, if I can. I might jot down a verse or two that especially spoke to me on a post-it, and carry that in my pocket throughout the day. We “do them,” these “sayings” of His, by doing something like that described above, and carrying into our day the sense of walking in His presence. We have “come to Him” from our waking moment, so even if, throughout our “flooded” schedules we might become distracted, we can inwardly cling to our Foundation, our Rock, having committed to Him and His precious house-building project at the start of our day. Happy house-building, this Wednesday, dear fellow-builders!