Reflection — April 13th
Like Simon the Pharisee, whom we looked at in yesterday's reflection, this rich man is pious and law-abiding. He has spent his life following the rules, but he knows something is missing in his life, so he comes to question Jesus.
And he doesn’t like the answer. Humility, compassion, and generosity are not the prescription he is looking for. He is told that worldly riches are not the passport to heaven, indeed Jesus says they are a hindrance on the way.
The phrase that stands out for me is “Jesus looked straight at him with love.”
The rich man doesn’t seem to see it. He is wrapped up in
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