09-16-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

September 16, 2017
(Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs)
Jesus said to his disciples: “A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.  For every tree is known by its own fruit.   Lk_6:43-49

And yet, we have to be very careful in how we interpret this saying.  It doesn’t mean that a person cannot be changed!  It just means that the fruit resembles its’ tree.  It doesn’t mean a good child can not come from bad parents or a bad child from good parents.  It means the actions done by any person represent what’s in his/her heart alone.  A heart CAN be changed, beloved!  A good heart can become rotten by the environment it’s immersed in.  Just as a bad heart can become good with just one touch of a good influence.  WE can be that good influence for others, beloved.  We are called to be that influence, following the example of our Lord.

St. Paul said, “This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.  Of these I am the foremost.”  1_Tm_1:15-17

If Jesus can change St. Paul from a zealous arch-enemy into a super evangelist, just imagine what we can do with His help.  He’s there for us and for everyone, if we just reach out!

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About Joe Puglis

Hello and welcome to ColorMe4Life and Whispers to the Wind. My name is Joe Puglis and these websites encompass various aspects of my life. From the backgrounds of grocery store proprietor, to research chemist, to manager, carpet dyer and Catholic deacon you'll find a cornucopia of colors here, the Colors of Life. Most dear to my heart is my love of God, my awesome family, and you, beloved. Thank you for visiting. Please come back again. And feel free to visit the links in all pictures and hyper-linked words. These are always hand selected to go with the topic of discussion and kept as absolutely clean as possible. Also, I apologize for any links that have been removed by their owners. In time I try to replace them or update them. Hope you enjoy. May God bless YOU always, in Christ's love! Joe
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