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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 2, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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As we draw closer to Lent, St Peter reminds us of the great love of our heavenly Father who gave us His only Son to redeem us from our sins. Jesus gives us the strength and grace to remain faithful, and bearing with the trials and suffering that comes our way; we glorify our Lord and God!

Jesus wants us to share in the fullness of life with Him and so teaches us that just following the commandments is not good enough. We need to let go of the attachments of this World and all it has to offer. We have the promise that God our Father knows what we need and will provide for us; we need only strive for the kingdom of God and His righteousness. (Matt 6:33).

Let us put all our faith and trust in God who loves us and lead our lives worthy of His Kingdom. Amen

Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9

Gospel Mark 10:17-27

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him,
“Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good?
No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments: You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother.”
He replied and said to him,
“Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.”
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,
“You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
At that statement, his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
“How hard it is for those who have wealth
to enter the Kingdom of God!”
The disciples were amazed at his words.
So Jesus again said to them in reply,
“Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.”
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,
“Then who can be saved?”
Jesus looked at them and said,
“For men it is impossible, but not for God.
All things are possible for God.”