Monday of the 20 week in ordinary time ‘b’
I don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t cheat. I don’t do anything wrong. That’s great, but what did I do? Today I learn that Jesus is not satisfied with me following the ten commandments and avoiding the occasions of sin. He wants me to do more. Christianity is about action. It is important to follow all the commandments, and it is important to pray and worship, but all of that should motivate us to action. The man from the Gospel went away sad because he was hoping that Jesus would praise him for following the commandments. But instead Jesus said: OK, that’s all good, but what did you do to others? If you wish to enter eternal life “go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” And that was just too much for that rich young man. Is it also too much for you and me?