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Saturday, October 13, 2012

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LJ

I am by no means a rich man, but I was a Catholic intellectually for almost a year before my faith move from my head to my heart.

That is when you are "all in", as they say in poker.

Eve Bergez

I saw today for the first time that St. Francis of Assisi was the rich young man who said yes, and followed after Jesus. He left father, riches, his friends and reputation; and received all back 100 fold. Nothing is impossible for God. I wonder what the man in the Gospels could have become.

Peter L

The rich man lacked one essential quality and that was charity and we all know that charity covers a multitude of sins.

Ada T.

I know this is a little late to comment on this but I hope someone will respond.

I've read many commentaries on this passage but none touch on what it seems to me Jesus is doing here.

Jesus spends a great deal of his ministry trying to get his followers to realize who HE is.

“Why,” Jesus asked the man, “do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” He is challenging the rich young man to make the intellectual leap that Peter finally does and Jesus builds his Church on the fact that Jesus is God.

Then Jesus lists all the Commandments related to man's relationship to man leaving out those commandments that relate to God. The young man answers that he obeys them all. Then Jesus says "Good, you lack one thing (a relationship with God)follow me."

Am I reading more into this then is there?

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