May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Pius X

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Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For men this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” Then Peter said to him in reply, “We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

We have to realize what we are rich in. If it is money, that is not a bad thing, it just depends on what you do with it. If you forget the Lord and His children, then it means nothing, and you lose eternal life. If you are willing to take care of His children and give up yourself, you will gain eternal life. You do not have to be broke to gain heaven, you have to give everything you have to God and be willing to lose it if He desires. What do you choose? What will you give up?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I give my life to you, do with it as you will. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

It is I who deal death and give life.



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