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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Oct. 10, 2021

Bishop’s Reflections

October 10, 2021

Every Sunday, Bishop Edward Malesic writes a Scripture reflection for the faithful. Follow the bishop on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Oct. 10, 2021

Jesus said, “How hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 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.”

The disciples responded and said to him, “Then who can be saved?”

First, Jesus recognizes that the rich have a harder time grasping God because they spend so much time holding on to the things of the world.

But, the disciples realize something else — how we all tend to grasp at the material things of this life. Don’t we all have difficulty attaining God’s kingdom. Isn’t it difficult for each of us to pass through the eye of the needle, even if we aren’t as rich as others.

Jesus gives the answer. Only God can pull us through. Only God can grant eternity. It is God’s goodness, not ours, that can ultimately save us. He says, “With human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” Our salvation is only possible because God is always good, not that we always are.

Have a blessed week everyone.

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