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Monday, March 3rd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Mark 10:17-27.


Monday of the Eighth week in Ordinary Time

3 MARCH 2014

“Go, sell what you have, and give to (the) poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come,
follow me.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 10:17-27.

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him,
«Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?»
Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments:
‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.'”
He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.”
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. 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.
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”
The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to pass through (the) eye of (a) needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be saved?”
Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”

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Monday of the Eighth week in Ordinary Time

3 MARCH 2014

Commentary of the day

 Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997),

founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity
No Greater Love, p. 97-98

“He went away sad, for he had many possessions”

We have no right to judge the rich. For our part, what we desire is
not a class struggle but a class encounter, in which the rich save the poor and the poor save the rich.

With regard to God, our poverty is our humble recognition and acceptance of our sinfulness, helplessness, and utter nothingness, and the acknowledgment of our neediness before Him, which expresses itself as hope in Him, as an openness to receive all things from Him as from our Father. Our poverty should be true gospel poverty: gentle, tender, glad, and open-hearted, always ready to give an expression of love.
Poverty is love before it is renunciation. To love, it is necessary to give. To give, it is necessary to be free from selfishness.

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