Chapter 5 – The Sermon on the Mount
Story No. 24 of 29 (Matthew 7:15-20, Luke 6:43-45)
We know that living God’s Word is not always easy; there are many distractions and temptations. Often, it is made even more difficult by the spurious claims of the leaders of some other faiths and ideologies.
Jesus foresaw the problem and said, “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are voracious wolves”.
He compared the false prophets to thorns and thistles saying, “Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles, are they?”
This was a very stern warning. So, who were the people Jesus spoke of? It’s natural to assume they were people Jesus knew at that time and who were claiming to bring the message of God.
Today, the same warning remains; there are still many people who falsely claim to be God’s messengers throughout our world. Avoid being misled by them and seek honest shepherds.
Jesus said, “You will recognise them by their fruit… a good tree is not able to bear bad fruit”.
Read the Bible and discover, at first hand, the life of Jesus. Then, note how Simon Peter, with the other Apostles and St Paul, nurtured and developed today’s Catholic Church following Jesus’ Ascension to Heaven.
Thank You for our faith, Lord Jesus.
Lord Jesus, selfless love is the way to you, make me your true servant.
Prayer: Teach Us
Teach us Good Lord;
To serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and to ask for no reward,
Save that of knowing we do your will.
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Today is International Day of Happiness (UN)
Make someone happy today, make everyone you meet happy!
Pray for other peoples happiness.
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Read More: Jesus’ Life – See All 365 Stories
(Note: The story order represents an approximate timeline of events in Jesus’ ministry; Biblical Scholars views vary.)