FIRST THURSDAY of ADVENT

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD December 7, 2017 FIRST THURSDAY of ADVENT   WORD of the DAY  Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.   (Matthew 7: 24) How shall I live this Word? With an image that is very clear and effective, the house built on a rock that the strongest winds could not knock down, Jesus warns us to listen to His words and to put them into practice.  Instead, those who build their house on sand, that is, on values that are merely human and egoistic, will soon see that house collapse and be catastrophically destroyed. Only if our life is rooted in the Gospel message and founded on charity, does it have the needed consistency to overcome the difficulties and adversities of our daily life because God gives us the light and the strength to win. In this time of Advent, we are called to examine our life.  What is it founded on?  Let us respond in the depths of our heart. Lord, grant that my life may be founded on Your divine and saving Word. The...