WE ARE TO BE TRUSTWORTHY
"These words" remind us to love those who are our enemies as well. It's very difficult and challenging to follow - but that is what it means to be Christian.
From Proverbs we read this: When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm for ever (10:25.)
Today's Gospel is the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount. In this parable, Jesus speaks of where and how to build a life on His words. In this He is summarizing everything that has come before. The Sermon on the Mount is the blueprint for us to build a life of faith in God. "These words" include blessings of the poor in spirit, the meek, and the merciful. "These words" include warnings to us not to lord it over before others. The Sermon on the Mount teaches us how to pray and how to give fully of ourselves. Jesus speaks boldly not to judge others so that we will not be judged. "These words" remind us to love those who are our enemies as well. It's very difficult and challenging to follow - but that is what it means to be Christian.
We are to build a life not on our own plan! The wisdom of our heavenly Father, God made flesh in Jesus Christ is the true blueprint for a life of faith. In Jesus and His word, we find ourselves in a house that will endure any storm and will last forever.
In the Responsorial Psalm we acclaim: Blessed are they who observe what is right, who do always what is just (106: 4b-5.) He gives what is good. Fine words can never replace good deeds. Our character is revealed in the choices we make, especially when we must choose between what is true and false, good and bad.
A true person is honest and reliable before our heavenly Father, neighbor, and oneself.
We are to be trustworthy!