Monday 3 March 2014

100 Words on the Daily Gospel in Coptic Lent - 4th March

One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.

In Mark 10:17-27 our Lord instructs us that the Christian way is not one of material reward in this life but one of self-denial and self-sacrifice. We must not treat our possessions as if they have any eternal value. Indeed it is in abandoning our reliance on material goods and making use of that which we have been given for the benefit of others that we store up an eternal reward. This life of the cross, of self-denial, is not imposed on us, but we must choose it for ourselves. There is no other way of following Christ, who has already borne the weight of the cross for each of us.

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1 comment:

  1. There is a Greek saying in one of the monasteries in Greece which says: " If you die while you live, you will live when you die"