In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus gives us two analogies, one of a foolish house builder and a wise one. Jesus’ teachings are the rock, the foundation, of his Church. Those who listen to his words and live them out accordingly are the wise builders who built on rock. Hard storms and troubling times may come, but your house will not be shaken. Those who listen but do not act accordingly, are like the foolish builder who builds on sand. Hard times and struggles will come and the house will crumble because the sand is weak.
Take some time today to discern, is your house (your life) built on the rock Jesus told us about, or is it built on sand. Advent prepares us for the second coming, make sure your house is on rock before that day comes.