Gospel of Luke 6:39-45

Jesus told his disciples a parable,
“Can a blind person guide a blind person?
Will not both fall into a pit?
No disciple is superior to the teacher;
but when fully trained,
every disciple will be like his teacher.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?
How can you say to your brother,
‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’
when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?
You hypocrite!  Remove the wooden beam from your eye first;
then you will see clearly
to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”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.
For people do not pick figs from thornbushes,
nor do they gather grapes from brambles.
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.”

Is there a word or phrase that resonates with you in this Gospel?  Please share your comments and reflections by posting a comment below.

One Thought on “Sunday Gospel for March 3, 2019”

  • “Every tree is known by its fruit,” and then Jesus goes on to say that people aren’t able to pick fruit from “evil” or barren sources. What this means to me is that all those that I encounter in my day to day journey, will leave empty handed and unfulfilled by their interactions with me unless I have a “full heart” to speak to them from.

    To be “full hearted”, I have to stay close to God’s word and hold myself accountable for living the way I would if Jesus were walking right beside me! Having completed a recent bible study on James, I know that all the answers to good Christian living are in that brief letter, which can be read in 15-20″!

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