“A good person brings good out of the treasure of good things in his heart; a bad person brings bad out of his treasure of bad things. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Lk 6:41)
Today’s Passage: Lk 6:43-49
Meditation: It is true that a man cannot give what he doesn’t have; or one can give to others only from what he has. Jesus says, “The mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Lk 6:41) That means our words reveal ourselves without veil. The net result is that we are judged or justified by our words and deeds. I do remember whenever the teenagers and the youth come for some spiritual conversation or counseling and share their problems; I used to give them these inspiring words of the Lord. Most of them were under some bad habits or sins. We know for sure that nothing is so stronger than a habit. Therefore, if you want a change in your life then change your habits. Jesus says, “A good person brings good out of the treasure of good things in his heart; a bad person brings bad out of his treasure of bad things.” (Lk 6:41) This treasure of good and bad is accumulated through our own habits. And if you suffer from bad habits and want to get rid of them, first keep yourself away from those who encourage these habits. Second proper way to eliminate bad habits from your life is to replace them with good habits. Make it a habit to say good words, see and hear good things, and think what is good. The angel Gabriel was sent to Mary who was “full of grace.” (Lk1:28) We are called to have treasures of goodness and holiness. Therefore, never encourage evil doings and sayings of others. We find people sending likes to FB friends’ postings or forwarding them. Of course it is a good encouragement for your friends but before sending your likes or forwarding them, make sure whether this ‘like’ is to encourage good or not. Remember each time you open a bad website is an encouragement for these evil doers. Benjamin Franklin used say, “It is easier to prevent bad habits than breaking it.” Together with this let us also try to have some good habits which will make us good people.
Prayer: Lord God, we thank you and praise you for your daily eternal bread. Lord Jesus, sanctify all senses, especially our eyes, ears, and lips; make them instruments of goodness and holiness. Teach us to learn that judgment lies in our very selection of good and evil. Mother Mary full of grace and goodness help us to share in always what is good and holy. Amen!
Greetings: Take courage! God is with you! Have a nice and blissful Saturday…