Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052416.cfm
Peter began to say to Jesus, “We have given up everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come. But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.”
How many people think they have given up a lot for Christ. He gave His life for us, and we quibble about the small stuff. He tells us here that we will be repaid for all that we give up for Him. If not in this life, then in the next. Eternal life with God, who could want more?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your Son. When I think I have given up a lot, you show me someone who has lost more. When my leg hurt today, Lord you showed me a man with no legs. Thank you for showing me how well off I am. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
The Lord has made known his salvation.