Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Mark 10:17-27
Have you noticed how easy it is to forget about God and our dependency on Him when things are good? When we are healthy and comfortable, unless we've trained ourselves to recognize God's work in our life by cultivating a sense of gratitude, it is easy to buy into the illusion that we are somehow in control.
I think of how Jesus ministered to the poor, lame, possessed, and outcast. Those who have little to lose have few illusions; they see clearly their littleness and dependence.
We, like the rich man, may be saddened by the radical call to follow Jesus. It's not enough to simply follow the rules. We must be detached from everything - even good things - if we are to enter the Kingdom of God.
Jesus understands this reluctance. He looks upon the rich man with love. He looks upon us with love too, and therefore we should not be discouraged when we fall short.
"For men it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God."
What attachments are keeping me from realizing my dependence on God? What can I do to detach myself from them?
Jesus, help me to be mindful of Your loving gaze and Your assurance that nothing, including my full conversion, is impossible for God.
Copyright 2022 Carolyn Astfalk