The Rich Man


Extract

Jesus’ disciples were “astonished” when He said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God”.

Asking each other, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but not for God”. (Mark 10:25-26)

ThoughtsThought

How many of us are “rich” by Jesus’ definition? Am I among them?

Each person has to come to their own decision knowing that “There are around 1 billion people in the world who live on less than 1 dollar per day and more than half of the world’s population lives on less than 10 dollars a day”.

ReflectionsReflection

Lord Jesus, open my heart to my wealth – my money, my time and my skills. Help me to be more compassionate and caring towards my family, my community and my worldwide brothers and sisters.

Prayer: Psalm 130

Out of the depths, I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice.
O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.
If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness;
for this we revere you.
My soul is waiting for the Lord,
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord,
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord,
more than watchmen for daybreak.
Because with the Lord, there is mercy
and fullness of redemption,
Israel indeed he will redeem from all its iniquity.

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