All through the Gospels, Jesus is trying to help us understand that although there is pleasure in material things, in sexual relationships, in many other things that satisfy human appetites, nevertheless there is only one way in which we can be in touch with the ultimate Source of genuine joy, and that is to open ourselves up to God’s Presence in our life.
The Kingdom belongs not to those who want to be self sufficient, but to those who identify their life’s meaning and mission with the Will of God.
In two of the Gospels, Jesus says to his disciples, “I assure you that whoever does not accept the Reign of God like a little child shall not take part in it” (Mk. 10-15). And in today’s Gospel Lesson He says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Mt. 5:3). Here is Jesus telling us the great secret of life! Jesus is teaching us that if we…
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