Monday 27 May 2013
THE EYE OF A NEEDLE
Pause. Let the world be. Be quiet within.
Reading. “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:17-27)
Reflection. We know this saying so well. Surely Jesus is exaggerating. No wonder the disciples were astonished. But perhaps Jesus is simply saying, “where is your heart?”. “What do you rely on? Your qualifications? Your money? Your security? Or at the root of your being do you really rely on God? Can you truly say you are “poor in spirit”? If so, you are blessed.”.
Prayer. Father, lead me not into the temptation of standing now on one leg (money), now on another (You). Help me at my deepest level to trust in you no matter what my circumstances. Amen..