Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Psalm 105:1-9, Matthew 7:15-20
Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
My Beloved, those who belong to God need not be anxious about anything for the Lord walks with them. he is their anchor,their shield and their reward. Abraham received all that God promised him and so too will who who believe received. You have made a Covenant of Love with us and You will remain true to it forever.
My Beloved, may all my thoughts, words and deeds praise You for all the ways in which You have helped me and loved me. I offer You a grateful heart. May my lips tell of Your merciful love to me and mine. You are a faithful God my Lord and You never abandon those who belong to You.
My Beloved, God created us to know Him, love Him and serve Him, In this is perfect happiness. Because we are creatures of the senses and He knows how hard it is for us to love something intangible, He sent You, His Son into the Word. His Word became Flesh and dwelt among us. You took upon Yourself our human misery, guilt and shame and nailed it to the Cross. With Your death You washed away our iniquity. We we know You, touch You, taste You. You h ave become our Eternal and Living Sacrament and through the Presence of Your Holy Spirit within us we have a perennial stream of grace flowing in us.
Keep us close to Holy Mother Church for in the world wolves in sheep's clothing are multiplying at a terrifying rate ready to pounce upon and kill all that is true, good, noble and edifying. They are bent on caricaturisation everything and doing their utmost to make lies the truth.
You ask us to watch for the fruit in order to know whether the works of someone are good or bad - the fruit of the wicked are either rotten or they are barren. THose who belong to the Kingdom of God will always produce life-giving, good and abundant fruit. Fruit that will last.