Monday, August 18, 2014

Reflection: Matthew 19:16-22

Matthew 19:16-22 (20th Week in Ordinary Time)

The Gospel reading for today is the story of the young man who came to Jesus and asked him what he needed to do to “gain eternal life.” If we had the chance to see Jesus face-to-face, we, too, might ask him this question! Have we been “good enough” to get into heaven? Is there something else I should be doing? Am I doing the right things?

What does it mean to be “good?” I believe the “good” we are to do is not to do something spectacular. Perhaps it simply means that each day we do the best we can and we do it in a loving way. This may sound too simple but this is what Jesus did!

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