We have all heard the saying never judge a book by its cover, yet we do. I admit that I buy wine based on the wine’s name, label, and description. My first impression of people is usually an impression that has worked well for me. Occasionally, I am fooled and find the book was not as good as the cover promised, the wine worthy of a pour down the drain, and a person who is not worthy of my respect.
We live in a society captivated by the words of talk show hosts, newscasters, and politicians. We know people who cannot live without social media and binging their favorite TV program on Netflix or Prime.
Our readings today call us to stop and meditate on the laws and truths of God the Father. We are warned to be cautious of false prophets, those who appear to be people of truth, yet in the end, they bear no fruit. Where do we find our truth, and how do we bear good fruit? In the Word of God written, proclaimed, and in the Eucharist. Father Eymard’s writings have a clear message. Read and pray scripture, follow the law of God, and place the Eucharist at the center of your life by receiving Eucharist frequently and through prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
He left us a guide to use while praying in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Acknowledge Jesus’ presence and love for us, praise the wonders of his love, give thanks for the abundant blessings received, seek forgiveness for failing to love him and others, and pray for our needs and the needs of others.
How will you bear good fruit today?
Heavenly Father, help me have the actions, words, and wisdom necessary to bear good fruit. Help me an example of goodness and an influence on others. May my thoughts, my words, and the deeds I do show others the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
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