Go Sell What You Have . . .

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

You are made in the image of God, and only God can fulfill your desires.

rich young man“Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
At that statement his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

The Challenge Pope Francis Left for Us

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Pope Francis] has beckoned to us to rise above all those things that are superficial in life, and to go deeper in our own faith, because the world needs it so much. . .  The theme throughout his trip is one of taking responsibility.  Responsibility for those less fortunate than us.  Responsibility for taking action, because the universal call of the Church is holiness of life, and holiness of life demands action.

Pope Francis“It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

My Ways are Higher than Your Ways

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Don’t you understand, my ways are higher than your ways?
Don’t you understand that the example and teaching that
I have left for you so that you can blossom as a human being?

Jesus with Children“If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all”.  And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; “and taking him in his arms, he said to them, Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.