October 10, 2021
This rich young man comes to Jesus, seeking something more. He senses something is lacking. What can we learn from this for our own quest?
- Have you ever sensed a call to something deeper? There can be moments of grace when we feel that special call, an invitation to let the Word of God act in us.
- Each person’s encounter with the Lord is unique. Each of us has a different life path that the Lord has called us on.
- Jesus is always looking at you with love as if you were the only person who existed. That is the very core of our Christian revelation.
- God respects your freedom. Each one of us has to decide how we are going to respond to the Lord.
- The key is to trust, to surrender, to abandon ourselves to Him so that His grace can act in us.
- Sometimes out of God’s mercy, He doesn’t give us the things we want so that we won’t become attached to those things. It’s an act of love from Him.
- Mass leads us to communion and union with Jesus. He looks at us personally with love, inviting us to follow Him and to have treasures in Heaven.
Jesus is inviting the young man to be with Him, to be with Jesus, to be with God, to be a special friend of Jesus. In order to be with Him, Jesus asked the young man to give up his attachment to his riches.
Just the way, each one of us, God respects your freedom and no one can make that decision for you. Each one of us has to decide how we’re going to respond to the Lord, to the call to follow Him, to be with Him, to be His special friend. That’s all that the human person is created for, is to be united to God.
We can’t do this, unless we keep our gaze fixed on Jesus so that we let His grace act in us.