Poor Rich Guy

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The man in Sunday’s Gospel from Mark on 10/21/18 asks Jesus what more he needs to do. Hasn’t he done enough? He’s followed all the Commandments. He’s taken care of his parents. He’s a good person. What more does he need to do to get into heaven? Jesus surprises him with his answer. This man has not done enough. Give up everything and follow me. The man is sad. He had given up a lot of things already in order to be good and do the right thing. But Jesus says it’s a little bit harder than that.

“For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. 
All things are possible for God.” 

Detachment. What are we clinging to in this life? What is holding us back? Jesus says all things are possible with God. Got God? It’s really all about priorities. Are God and Heaven our first priority? Jesus is asking us to leave everything else behind and follow him. Can we say yes? We are not in this alone.

 

Sunday Readings – 10/14/18 – www.usccb.org

IS 53:10-11

HEB 4:14-16

MK 10:35-45

 

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