Tuesday 21 August 2018

About Today Readings

St Pius X.

Ezekiel 28:1-10. Deuteronomy 32:26-28, 30, 35-36. Matthew 19:23-30.

It is I who deal death and give life. Deuteronomy 32:26-28, 30, 35-36.

‘For God, everything is possible.’

We can get hung up on the fate of the rich not gaining access to God’s kingdom and the difficulty of a camel getting through the eye of a needle.

Perhaps we struggle with the seeming dichotomy of desiring riches or being part of God’s kingdom. The two would seem to be mutually exclusive. Yet here Jesus reiterates to the disciples, and to us, one of the basic truths of the kingdom.

Entering the kingdom, without the baggage of our perceived ‘riches’, whatever they may be, is to gain all the riches and prosperity a loving Father longs to shower on us all. Our reward for trusting the prodigality of our Father is to be repaid a hundredfold.

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