like a tree planted beside the waters

March 21, 2019 6:00 am

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; In the year of drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit.” (JER 17: 7-8)

When we are close to Our Lord, when we listen to Him carefully and daily, and when we are people “who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord,” we are “like a tree planted besides the waters”; we are secure, and we are protected. It is not about our strength or our abilities, but about God and His protection. This is always about God, Who is love; God, Who loves.

“Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance.” (Gospel Acclamation)

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak