Posted by: livingscripture | May 26, 2015

Eighth Tuesday of Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Dayall saints 3

“Peter began to say to Jesus, ‘We have given up everything and followed you.’  Jesus said, ‘Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in the present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.  But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first’.”                     (Mark 10: 28-31)

How should we live this Word

 Here we find accomplished Jesus’ affirmation, “What is impossible for humans is not impossible for God!  Because everything is possible for God”!  Near Jesus, that is, in Jesus we live God’s measure, the pure and super-abundant gift.  It is only due to the Gospel and to Jesus that it is possible to live the vow of poverty because with Jesus’ logic of life, He suggests that we give rather than possess and share rather than amass treasure.  The result of giving and sharing is multiplication so that all may be satisfied.  Today, Jesus reminds us that when we are in dire straits, or any straits, the way out is to give fully because we only have what we give and we have it superabundantly.

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ask Jesus to give me His Spirit so that I may live a life of giving and sharing that is so pleasing to Him.

Lord, help me to be grateful each day for every little thing that I receive, the gift of Your overflowing Love.

The Voice of St. Philip Neri

Throw yourself into God.  Throw yourself into God, and know that if He wants something from you, He will make good on all you want to do.

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