For every tree is known by its own fruit

September 12, 2015 6:00 am

“A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.” (LK 6: 45)

The Descartes era identified the knowledge of man through cognition. The Bible (and in our times St. Karol Wojtyła in his book The Acting Person) characterizes man as the person in action: “out of the store of goodness in his heart [, he] produces good.” When man is a husband or wife, his or her action should reveal his or her identity. Like the ancient world used to say: Agere sequitur esse.(Action follows being). We ARE our God’s children; we are spouses, parents, priests, friends, brothers or sisters. Action follows.

“Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak