Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022817.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.”
Jesus is so right in this. When we give up anything for Him and His word, we get it back over and over again. The blessings multiply and the graces flow from Him. What have you given up for Him? If nothing, what are you afraid of? He is a God of promises and He keeps His. Trust Him, you will not want.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know I have given up things for you, but it seems like nothing. I feel you have done so much more for me than I have ever done for you. In Jesus’ holy name I give you honor, praise and glory, Amen!
To the upright I will show the saving power of God.