Everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts in accordance with them will be like a wise man who constructed his house on a rock foundation.  – Mt 7:24

Reflection. The words of the Lord give wisdom and life.  If you are willing to lose your life for the sake of the Kingdom, you will gain it for eternity.  Surrendering oneself is never easy.  We know that it is in giving that we receive, but we do not easily grasp the idea that it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Prayer. Dear Jesus, thank You for guiding me through the narrow gate that leads to a joyful life.  Teach me that the secret of joy resides in trusting Your promises.