Sunday, October 14, 2012
You are lacking in one thing...
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...
(from the Gospel of Mark, 10:17-30)
Jesus' words to the rich young man in today's Gospel cut him to the quick. Why? Not necessarily because he had so many possession but that his possessions possessed him. He couldn't believe he had any worth or value without them.
Jesus was inviting him to know his true worth, his true value. Mother Teresa said,