Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Reflection: Matthew 19:23-30
In this Gospel reading Jesus is talking about the kingdom of God. He says getting into heaven is more difficult for the rich than it is for the rest of humanity. His disciples were confused by his statement. How did they understand his comment?
We may think that because we are not rich, that we are not the ones that Jesus is talking about—or talking to! Perhaps Jesus is not simply talking about the amount of money we make, how big our house is or the position we hold at our place of employment. Perhaps Jesus wants us thoughtfully and deeply to ask ourselves: what is the treasure in my life? What is most important to me? What/who do I give my time, attention and money to? How we answer these questions may give us much “food for thought!”