It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’ (Mark 10:25)
In the world context, all who read this reflection are rich, since it is distributed by electronic means that put us amongst a select few. We almost all live in developed countries and, comparatively, we may not be amongst the richest, but it is good to reflect upon our relative privilege. The kingdom of God is where peace and justice reign. There can be no true justice where there is inequity. How am I bringing God’s reign closer? Is my focus on people or possessions? We, young and old alike, are ready to point the finger at ‘others’. Am I willing to do the ‘internal work’ and see where I need to more closely live the Gospel?
Human institutions can also help or hinder the coming of the Kingdom of God. Are our schools and institutions focussed on prestige and power? Or living the Gospel through caring for those in need?
Have a great week!