Monday 4 March 2019

About Today Readings

Ecclesiasticus 17:24-29. Psalm 31(32):1-2, 5-7. Mark 10:17-27.

Let the just exult and rejoice in the Lord. Psalm 31(32):1-2, 5-7. 

‘Jesus, looking at him, loved him.’

In this story of the rich young man, certain things are deeply touching. First, his desire to give more of himself to God. Then, once the challenge is put before him by Jesus, his inability to accept it and his loss of a great opportunity of growing into closer relationship with God.

We are also reminded of the times we have been called through our baptism to leave all things to follow Jesus. How often do we cling to those obstacles in our life that prevent us from growing into closer relationship with God? Lord, I desire to leave all things to follow you. Help me to let go of the things that get in the way.

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