(Week 23 of the year: Saturday)
WHY DO YOU CALL ME, “LORD, LORD” AND NOT DO WHAT I SAY?
For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit; nor an evil tree that bringeth forth good fruit.
For every tree is known by its fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns; nor from a bramble bush do they gather the grape.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I say?
Every one that cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like.
He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep, and layed the foundation upon a rock. And when a flood came, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and it could not shake it; for it was founded on a rock.
But he that heareth, and doth not, is like to a man building his house upon the earth without a foundation: against which the stream beat vehemently, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.
V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.