Daily Mass Readings for Saturday of the 23nd Week in Ordinary Time Cycle 2

  • First Reading1 Corinthians 10:14-22: “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the Blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the Body of Christ?”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 116: “To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise.”
  • Gospel Luke 6:43-49: “I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them.”

Reflection

In today’s gospel, Jesus speaks of the wisdom of being built on rock. When God is the foundation of all we do, then we will not be swept away by the storms of life.

What am I building my life on? It is easy to get swept away by the cares of everyday life. If I have a firm faith foundation, then I won’t be shaken when my world is being flooded with difficulty.

Prayer

Lord, let me plant my feet firmly on the solid ground of my trust in you. You are always there for me, always steady. Amen.

Word On Fire: A Firm Foundation

From Bishop Robert Barron on being built on rock. “This is the heart of it: If you are rooted in God, then you can withstand anything, precisely because you are linked to that power that is creating the cosmos. You will be blessed at that deepest place, and nothing can finally touch you.” Continue reading.

USCCB Reflection: Good Fruit

To be a disciple, we must store up goodness and then allow that goodness to flow into action. We must plant good fruit and foundations of faith, built on rock. This message is especially directed at catechists.

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