8th Week, Ordinary Time : Monday 27th May, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Detachments” in Living the Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was saddened by the rich young man who desired deeper happiness in his life; and the divine Gift of Eternal Life; but, he was “more attached” to his material wealth, than his love for God.  Ponder on, “What is God saying to us about our “attachments”?  Do we love Him deeply enough to share our ‘wealth’?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 10:17b-23

A man ran up, knelt before Jesus and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not kill; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not give false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’

And he said to him, ‘Master, I have kept all these since my earliest days.’ Jesus looked steadily at him and he was filled with love for him, and he said, ‘You need to do one thing more. Go and sell what you own and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’

But his face fell at these words and he went away sad, for he was a man of great wealth. Jesus looked round and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!’