A Tree and Its Fruit
Reflection on the Gospel of the Wednesday
Indeed we bear in our lives the choice of eating of the tree of Knowledge. Look around you, and then ask yourself, are you at peace and contentment? You know the answer. Jesus in this Gospel Passage of His teaching at the Mount of Beatitudes may be telling us about Himself the Life and light of the world. Once spurned by humanity, through Adam’s choice of choosing to eat of the Tree of Knowledge, Jesus invites us to choose again.
Interestingly, this theme of choosing between life and death, and humanity choosing unwisely, is seen throughout the Old Testament. And here Jesus is alluding to this theme. Make your choice, reflect on past experiences and do better. Choose Life over knowledge, Light over darkness. The fruit of past choices are there to help everyone to make a decision.
Jesus is the Tree of Life, and He shares His life with us, but do we want to go to Him, and drink of Him and Eat of Him. The Eucharist does give us this privilege, do we maximise this opportunity, or are we content with our knowledge and understanding of things. Even as I write this, even I am convicted of my failings. Let us then together approach the Seat of Life and ask His mercy and grace, and invite Him to fill us with His Presence. “Come Lord Jesus, forgive us, bless us, fill us, transform us…“