Monday, February 27, 2006
“Then who can be saved?”Jesus looked at them and said,“For men it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” It seems when we read the Word of God we put blinders on. We have wealth, yet we don't give to the poor. We have no wealth, yet we give to the rich. Something is wrong with this picture. Yet what do the wealthy do, they give to the wealthy, big bonuses, higher incomes, all so more jobs will be eliminated. It's no wonder the wealthy will never attain the Kingdom of God. They follow what is not of God but of the earth. There is no love of neighbor, only of self. In today's Gospel Jesus knows how hard it is for a rich man to give away even a small portion of his possessions and follow Him. How truly deceptive we are when our riches fool us in the very thought that we will attain the Kingdom of God. All it does is buy us friendship with the devil. Even when we say we follow Jesus.