Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27; Mt 7:21, 24-27

Powerful words in our scripture today. Am I a true believer and follower of Christ? I think you can be one and not the other. A believer can be one who believes but doesn’t act. A follower of Christ lives their life according to His will. What are you? Do you go to Mass and do the routine only to go back to living the way you feel? Or do you live each day keeping Christ at the center of all of your actions? A follower allows their belief in Christ to impact every action of theirs. If one truly believes and follows Christ, they can’t help but have every action dictated by their belief in Jesus Christ. I challenge you to take a look at your status. Are you just a believer, or a true follower of Jesus?

Paul Unterreiner
Pilgrim, Notre Dame HS