Today’s Reflection

Monday of the Eight Week in Ordinary Time. Reflection by Rev. Fr Oselumhense Anetor (Uromi Diocese)

There is one thing you lack!
Eccl. 17:20-28; Mk.10:17-27

We must at least admire this rich young man in Mark’s gospel. He came to Jesus and genuinely wanted a recipe for heaven. He had even kept the commandments from his earliest days. He was however surprised to learn that eternal life meant more than  just keeping the commandments. It meant returning to God wholeheartedly. This is what the first reading of today encourages us to do…

Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him and he told him to go sell everything he had… We aren’t told if this man came back. But it seems he wasn’t expecting to be told to go sell everything. So he went away sad because he had great wealth. Friends, God loves us. There’s no mistake about that. But what’s that thing we lack? He knew riches would be a hindrance to the rich man today towards eternal life, so He asked the man to get rid of it. What’s your own hindrance? Is it bad temper, uncontrollable sexual desire and urges, melancholy, drinking to stupor and smoking, womanising, excessive love for money… Jesus is asking us to go cut off these vices that we may end up lacking nothing.

Father, give us the grace to be detached from the world even though we live in it, Amen.

Good morning dearest friend. God bless your week ahead…

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God bless you…

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Fada Oselumhense Anetor

Studied at St Paul Minor Seminary, Benin City; Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan; Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. Ordained a Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Uromi on the 11th of August 2012. Loves working with young people

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