Readings for the day:
Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8,12-13, 17
Produce good fruits as the evidence of your repentance.- Matthew 3:8
Faith without works is Dead. – James 2:26
The Voice of John the baptist echoes now as it was back then; Prepare a road for the lord; Make a straight path for him to travel. As evidence that we travel with God, that we have repented of our sins, our Lives should show forth good deeds. A christian life without good fruits is like a honey that has lost its sweetness. It is but a waste. We are reminded that an ax lies at the root of the tree ready to cut down the tree that does not produce good fruits and thrown into the fire. Why waste ourselves, when there is much more we can do. This is not to frighten us, but to spur us towards living a good life. Producing good fruits should then be what we should work towards in life, while we still have it. One of the ways in which we can achieve this is by practising how to live in God’s presence in the course of our daily lives. Cultivating this habit would harness our thoughts and actions towards living fruitful lives. We can hold pictures of Jesus, Mary or a favorite saint in our pocket daily as a sort of reminder on living good lives. we likewise have lots of holy men and women that have gone before us as examples for us.
We have this instructions written down for us to guide our lives, to encourage us so that we might have hope. Let us then hold fast to this truth we have received and glorify in God’s goodness through our actions.
Its not an easy road but God’s grace is abundant for us. People of flesh and blood have thread this path of good living, so, we can do the same. No Excuse
May God help us to walk in his ways and make his path known to the world through our actions, we ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.