The gospel today talks about people whose faith is built upon solid rock and those people whose faith is set upon grainy sand.
Although we pray every day, we go to mass every Sunday and we call ourselves Christians, we still continue to sin against God. We continue to do bad things, think bad things and say bad things. Our excuse is that we are human, but still, we still have to live by God’s commandments and by love. We should do our best to not falter in doing God’s work, for He will be mightily upset with us.
In the gospel, the wise man who built his house on a rock is the Christian who is truly devoted to God. His foundation is firm and solid, and when the rain, the flood, and the winds come and pass by, the house of the man will be left unscathed. The house represents the faith, and the rain, flood and wind signifies the temptations brought about by the devil.
The other man built his house on sand. And when the rain, the flood, and the winds come and pass by, the house of the man will collapse and will be completely ruined. The man who built his house on sand is the man who listens to God’s word, but does not act on it, meaning he does not practice what he preaches. And the rain, the flood, and winds that pass by are the temptations brought about by the devil. And since the foundation of the house is not stable, the house- or the faith, rather- was destroyed.
-Armin D. Narciso Jr.