Sunday 14th October, 2012
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. G. Wisdom 7:7-11. Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!. Ps 89(90):12-17. Hebrews 4:12-13. Mark 10:17-30 [St Callistus I].
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Let us rely on God and not on our possessions.
These words summarise the essential message of today’s gospel reading.
Jesus responded to the young man: ‘No one is good but God alone.’ God the Father was always at the centre of the life and work of Jesus, the focus of his prayer life. Jesus drew strength from his Father’s love, as indeed we should.
Jesus responded positively to the young man’s proclamation of having kept the commandments by ‘looking steadily at him and loving him’. The young man could not respond positively to Jesus’ request to sell everything he had and give it to the poor. Jesus astounded the disciples by telling them how hard it is to enter the kingdom of heaven. He left us with the words, ‘Everything is possible for God.’
Lord, we pray for the grace to seek the kingdom of your Father.