Sunday 14 October 2018
Week IV Psalter. 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Wisdom 7:7-11. Psalm 89(90):12-17. Hebrews 4:12-13. Mark 10:17-30.
Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy! – Psalm 89(90):12-17.
‘The word of God is something alive and active.’
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 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. If the young man kept his eyes on Jesus’ love for him, perhaps he would not have gone away sad. He lost sight of the relationship that makes all things possible.