At that time, 17 when Jesus came up the walk, someone came running, knelt before him, and asked: "good teacher, what must I do to gain eternal life?" 18 Jesus said: "why do you call me good? Only God is good, and no one else. 19 you know the commandments: thou shalt not kill; You shall not commit adultery; thou shalt not steal; shalt perjury; prejudicarás not nobody; honor thy father and thy mother. " 20 He replied: "master, all that I have observed from my youth." 21 Jesus looked at him with love, and said: "there's only one thing you lack: go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. Then come and follow me! " 22 But when he heard this, he was shot down and left full of sadness because it was so Rico. 23 Jesus then looked around and said to his disciples, "how hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!" 24 the disciples marveled with these words, but he said again: "my children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God! 25 it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a Rico enter the Kingdom of God! " 26 they were very surprised to hear this, and asked each other: "then who can be saved?" 27 Jesus looked at them and said: "for men it is impossible, but not for God. For God all things are possible ".
We can be good at everything, but lacks the grace of sharing, of detachment. Jesus says: "go and sell", a more radical dimension of the word, because it looks like all that young had made him arrested, tied up. We're not selling everything we have, because that's not the dynamics of life to which we are called to live in a more radical, but we can't be attached to anything! When we can't let go, not the dynamics of the Kingdom of God; and the main thing, we haven't been able to follow Jesus. The worst excuse I hear is: "I don't have time for God. I'm from God, I pray in my home, but I don't have time ". Do you know why people don't have the time? Because they are too busy in their wealth. Sometimes, the wealth of the person is not nothing, but it's what occupies her heart. So, we, today, in the Kingdom of heaven, because of three points: observe the commandments, let go and share what you have, and follow Jesus. If we do this, the Kingdom of heaven, eternal life will begin now in our midst.
Adapted by Flávio from site CN
Senhor Deus, ajudai-me a observar os mandamentos, desprender-me, partilhar o que tenho, e seguir Jesus.
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross in you say: Bless me Lord God that is † father, son, and holy spirit, to live always in your love and doing good to all. Amen!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter/au: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!