March 3, 2020: Reflection for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Cathy & Gary Leak

The readings today are compared to good fruit from good trees, meaning that if we follow God’s ways with our whole heart, we are the good fruit. We need to question our own motives. Are we acting and speaking for our own benefit and being selfish, or are we acting for the good of others? The world pulls us away from God through wickedness & sin. We need to examine the “splinter in our eye” before removing the splinter in others. How are we guilty of the same things we blame others of doing? We need to transform ourselves first … with God’s help and grace. God wants us to follow Him to eternal life. In this journey, we also need to bring others along with us by speaking and acting with the same agape love God has for us.

How can you transform your heart, mind, soul and voice to be more in sync with God’s way?

Sirach 27:4-7
Ps 92:2-3, 13-16
1 Cor 15:54-58
LK 6:39-45