St. John Baptiste de Rossi
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 (Mark 10: 17-22).
The man went away sad because he loved his possessions more than he loved Jesus. He wanted to hold on to his things more than he wanted to follow Jesus and this brought him sadness. Let’s not make the same mistake. Let’s put Jesus first.
Lord, I want to follow you and to do your will.
Impact Sports: Who are the leaders of my team and why?
Impact Life: Have I ever asked Jesus, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"