Sunday, August 15

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    Sunday, August 15



    Go, sell what things you have and give to the poor,
    . . . and come be my follower.


    Mark 10:21.

    We must be realistic. Each of us has a certain amount of energy. So we must be careful about what we take on. For example, we could waste energy trying to gather material possessions. Note what Jesus said to a rich young man who asked him:

    “What must I do to inherit everlasting life?”

    He must have been a decent man because Mark’s Gospel account specifically states that Jesus “felt love for him.” Jesus presented the young ruler with the invitation above. The man was torn, but it appears that he could not let go of his “many possessions.” (Mark 10:17-22) As a result, he rejected the yoke that Jesus had offered him and continued to slave “for Riches.” (Matt. 6:24)

    What choice would you have made? From time to time, it is good for us to reassess our priorities in life.

    Why? So that we can make sure that we are using our energy wisely.

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    The commentator is jumping to conclusions with this again.

    The man went away downhearted, however Jesus actually asked him to go.

    Is it realistic to expect that any requirement Jesus asks for is met with joyous applause ?

    It was considered difficult when Jesus forbade divorce which was formerly possible

    There is no indication of the man rejecting Jesus requirement.

    The man who is possibly Mark the gospel writer
     

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