Thursday, March 22, 2018

What must I do?

Morning: Psalms 131, 132; Exodus 7:25-8:19; 2 Corinthians 3:7-18
Evening: Psalms 140, 142; Mark 10:17-31

Jesus is uncompromising in demanding discipleship: “Come, follow me”.  He declares a new reality, which the Gospel calls the Age to come.  This is not some otherworldly ‘heaven’, but a new Age on the earth.  Jesus’s call brooks no compromises … you cannot be a part of the Age to come if you hang onto the empty idols that possess you, especially wealth.  Down through time, some have thought they could buy the new Age.  ‘What must I do to get it?’ the rich young man asks … Jesus says, simply, “Sell what you have and ... follow me”.

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