Who is the “Rock” we set our spiritual lives on? A reflection by Msgr. John Esseff – Discerning Hearts

We all fail, we all collapse under the weight of sin.  Who is our “Rock”?  How do we come to see the areas where we are separated from the Rock who is Jesus Christ.  Msgr. Esseff talks about the dangers of self-reliance.  He discusses many of the major roots of sin which suck us into self-absorption, and what is the only solution that can save us.  The Father in heaven loves us each so much specifically.  We need to turn to that love and rely completely on Him.

 

From the USCCB website:

Gospel Mt 7:21, 24-27

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.”

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