Monday, February 27, 2017

All Things are Possible for God

In today’s gospel, we hear the familiar story of Jesus and the young man.  “As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"  Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good?  No one is good but God alone…He replied and said to him, "Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."   Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing.  Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." At that statement, his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions…They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, "Then who can be saved?"
Jesus looked at them and said, "For men it is impossible, but not for God.  All things are possible for God."
(Mark 10: 10 – 27)

I always find this to be a very comforting reading.  Take time today to allow Jesus to look at you with the same tender love he had for the young man.  Listen to Jesus tell you all the good things you do.  He knows you and all you do for you are precious in his eyes and he loves you. Take some time to relax in Jesus’ loving presence.
Pat Schifini, OSU

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