June 22, Wednesday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time
St. Paulinus of Nola, bishop; St. John Fisher, bishop and martyr; St. Thomas More, martyr
2Kings 22:8-13,23:1-3; Gospel, Matthew 7:15-20
Many leaders or influential people can motivate and inspire you, but we put our faith in Jesus because he is the Truth.
Jesus warns us about false prophets and gives us concrete and practical guidelines to increase our discernment to know them by their fruits.
We have to pray to obtain the grace of intuition and wisdom. We need to discern, pray, and realize that there are not only false prophets who bear good but also good prophets whose messages are authentic.
In this series of passages, I am impressed by Jesus' words about future judgment: the tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. With some urgency, I, too, am called to bear good fruit.
Many young people are inspired to be heroes today in search of ways and means to have this popularity on social media since it is the trend, but they are neglecting the real essence of how to be a good hero of love, justice, and respect.
As you draw close to Jesus in prayer, do you know that he is the source of truth and meaning? How does this passage touch you? Will God find valuable fruits in our lives?
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