Text of the Week

Father John Deighan
Father John Deighan

“Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled themselves against that house, but it did not fall: it was founded on rock (Matthew 7:25).”

Listening to the whistling winds and the rattling windows as I sat in our church last week, I was put in mind of Jesus’ parable.

All the elements were hurling themselves against the roof and the walls, which alone separated me from the cold and the chaos outside; but inside, I was comfortable and snug.

This comfort was only available, of course, because our church is solidly built and founded.

The lesson for my life was clear: solid materials wisely placed upon solid foundations are the only insurance against chaos and calamity. True security and lasting inner peace are available; but they only come after faithful work upon the solid foundation of God’s Word.

Fr John Deighan,

St Francis Xavier’s