“Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
We can all appreciate the importance of building a house on a solid foundation.
And just as at the beginning of the construction of a house, its foundation is set once and for all, Jesus since the beginning has also set a once and for all foundation of salvation for us.
But it is up to us to build our house on it!
It is up to us to build our lives on the principles of forgiveness, charity, love and all the things Jesus has taught us. And building on this foundation of Christ is more than just lip-service.
It requires daily practice of each of these attributes of Christ, towards our spouse, our children, our domestic help, and our colleagues at work, as well as strangers in the street, and even our enemies.
Dear God, thank you for the solid base You have provided for me to build my life upon. Today is the beginning of the rest of my life, forgive all that is past and help me to practice who You are, and to build my life and faith; not on the failed principles of this world; but on the solid foundation You have set for me. Amen.