Serving the Word: Mk 10: 17-27

Mark 10, 17-27:
“Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him and he said to him: “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”.

The young man in today’s Gospel who comes to Jesus is a good achiever.
From since he was young, he has been keeping all the commandments. By whatever means, he wants to conquer eternal life by storm, by complying with the norms and precepts. That is why asks Jesus what to do.
But Jesus changes the scheme for him. He does not tell him what he has “to do” but what he has “to be”.
First, there is the “being” and then will come the “doing”.
Let us make no mistake about the order: first is the firm, secure and demanding decision to follow Jesus, of wanting to be like Him and to follow him.
If you have this clear and well-remembered in your heart, you will do the works that He wants so that you obtain eternal life.
Try to be a disciple of Jesus. And then you will do what Jesus is saying to you.
Good day

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, CMF


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