Giving It All (Mt 19:21) by Jeff Grabosky

09 Jun Giving It All (Mt 19:21) by Jeff Grabosky

8123a365016cbbb6ef4d38f47b694e57Jesus said to him, ‘If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.’ ~ Mt 19:21
Reflection:  This man lived a life that followed the commandments, but had a difficult time parting with his many possessions.  This passage applies to each of us, regardless of our financial situation.  Yes, Jesus’ words warns us that being wealthy can easily become a stumbling block to reaching Heaven, but it also calls each and every one of us to abandon any earthly attachments we have and seek first the Kingdom of God.  Do we value the opinions others have of us to the point that we don’t speak about our faith?  Do we value our free time too much that we won’t make time to be involved in some way in helping the poorest among us?  I know I have been guilty of both of these things.  However, God has given each of us certain gifts and we are called to use those gifts in a manner that demonstrates we seek the Kingdom of Heaven rather the temporary riches of this life.  Wearing LIFE Runners gear in public reminding people to “REMEMBER The Unborn” or praying outside an abortion facility are just a couple ways in which we can give back to God.  In the passage today, Jesus clearly promises treasure in Heaven for giving away what we have in this world.  Everything we have in this world, whether it is wealth, time, talent, or especially life itself, is given to us by God.  Let us today and everyday be willing to give it all back to Him.
Challenge:  Spend some time today in prayer and see if God is asking anything more of you than you are already giving.
Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion.
 “For it is in giving that we receive.” ~ St Francis of Assisi
All In Christ for Pro-Life,
* Jeff Grabosky, his wife Mary, and children live in Florida.  Jeff is the author of Running With God Across America, which details his prayerful run across the United States in 2011.  LIFE Runners founder Pat Castle met Jeff along that faith journey, which inspired the annual A-Cross America Relay for Pro-Life.

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