Tuesday 28 February 2017
Tue 28th. Ecclesiasticus 35:1-12. To the upright I will show the saving power of God—Ps 49(50):5-8, 14, 23. Mark 10:28-31.
Jesus always spoke the truth in plain language.
When Peter tried to point out to Jesus ‘look, we have left everything and followed you’, I’m sure the emphasis on the word ‘look’, from Peter, carried a little ego when comparing himself to the rich who would find it harder to enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus loves so deeply that he did not focus on Peter’s little speech or the inherent intent. He simply points out that people who make this sacrifice will receive a hundred-fold, but not without persecutions.
It’s not going to be easy, and if we think we are first in terms of what we’ve given up for Jesus, we may very well find ourselves last! One thing we do know is that whatever we give up here on earth for him, becomes our path into eternal life. Bring on the age to come!