One Minute Reflection – 14 October – Today’s Gospel: Mark 10:17–30 — Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
“You lack one thing – go, sell what you have and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven and come, follow me.”...Mark 10:21
REFLECTION – “Jesus’ reply is clear: “I tell you there is no-one who has given up everything and has not received everything”. If you gave up everything. You will receive everything, in that overflowing measure with which God gives His gifts. You will receive everything. …. Everything!”… The Lord does not know how to give less than everything – when He gives something, He gives Himself, which is everything. …the sign that we are on the ‘everything and nothing’ path, of the forsaken fullness, is joy. It is no surprise that “the rich young man’s countenance darkened and he went away saddened”. …amid the trials and difficulties, the saints had a cheerful face, a generous outlook and joy in their heart. This is the sign”….Pope Francis – Santa Marta, 28 February 2017
PRAYER – Lord God, open our hearts to Your grace. Teach us Your ways . May we always be intent upon doing Your will. With You, in You and for You! Grant that the prayers of our Blessed Mother Mary, St Donatian and all Your holy saints in heaven, grant us Your gifts and with them true joy. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit, God forever, amen.