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For 12 September 2020, Saturday of week 23 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 6:43-49
Jesus said to his disciples: â€˜No good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
â€˜Why do you call me â€œLord, Lordâ€, and do not do what I tell you? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when a flood arose, the river burst against that house but could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, immediately it fell, and great was the ruin of that house.â€™
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
12 September 2020 @ 11:15 pm
…love your images, Connie.
13 September 2020 @ 3:45 am
Sister Connie, A very GOOD preaching… delivered by excellent words of holiness and imagery and emaphizing the words at the right time… your preaching has touched my soul!!! Thank you for answering your vocational call to serve God and his people and those who will come to believe in the Good News of the Gospel…
Cecilia J Hayes
13 September 2020 @ 5:09 am
Thank You Connie, as the phrase goes “GOOD FOOD FOR THOUGHT.” ‘God Bless You
13 September 2020 @ 8:52 am
Thank you for this … it was beautiful and so meaningful.
13 September 2020 @ 9:06 am
Thank you Sr. Connie, wonderful words leaving me with wonderful thoughts……
13 September 2020 @ 9:11 am
It was so beautiful. Thank you
13 September 2020 @ 10:57 am
Thanks, Connie for the most needed reminder to look ahead during these tumultuous times. I loved hearing about Eastern Point, Atlantic Avenue and Good Harbor Beach, some of my favorite places since living in Boston. In fact, I think I know that house sitting out on that rock in the Atlantic! Blessings on all your endeavors.
13 September 2020 @ 11:57 am
Loving the images. You reflection is inspiring as I am reminded to stand on the rock of his love! Thank you for drawing me to the Rock I need today!
14 September 2020 @ 10:36 am
Thank you for reminding us to re-examine the foundation on which we have built our lives and, ultimately, our hopes.
Connie Koch OP
14 September 2020 @ 3:09 pm
Thank you all for taking the ride with me!
16 September 2020 @ 9:44 am
I’m glad I stopped to listen.
19 September 2020 @ 12:27 am
“… who dug deeply” down to a foundation of rock.
In my time knowing this parable, I somehow hadn’t noticed the “dug deeply” part before. Thank you for drawing our attention that way in your reflections, Sr. Connie…