DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Loving God: In today’s Gospel episode, the “rich young man” who kept all the Commandments but was deeply saddened when Jesus asked him to “sell all his possessions and give the money to the poor, and then follow Him.” Ponder on, “Is our attachments to material possessions greater than our love for God?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him 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 bring 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 loved him, and he said, ‘There is one thing you lack. Go and sell everything 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.