Friday, October 29, 2010

The rich young man, (Mark 10: 17-31)

We can criticise the rich young man as we want but what I retain is verse 27 where Jesus answer the question: “who then can be saved” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."It is practically impossible to follow our lord in a perfect way; that is why he came for us, to give us additional tools and guidance. He was sacrifice at 33 years of age, the only sacrifice needed to save all of humanity. There is but one Christ; he came to relieve us from pain and to ask us to do the same for others. We must be joyful to live life through grace and not through law. Of course we must not commit any sins on purpose because we are under grace. Romans 6, 14 for sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.

For the rich young man and others like him, we must remember that Jesus was rich and made himself poor for us, he renounced earthly possessions to share the meaning of life with the poor people. Love is the true meaning of life, where love can be divine. He answers the young man: “Why do you call me good, no one is good but God. Of course he wasn’t declaring everything of himself to this poor good but searching soul.

Bless you Lord for showing us the way to freedom.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jesus was rich but made himself poor

Popular belief would argue that he was poor, and that his only means where being able to make miracles; it is partially true where the saviour reached out by his social situation of humblenous. In these modern times, we must realize the real facts. We must listen, implicate ourselves and study; for those that have the capability, it is as simple as reading and believing the bible.

I am not the best example, although I do believe that I am now showing better judgement in my personal life. I practically read the entire bible as an adolescent, and have picked it up now and then throughout my life. It is to me impossible not to learn anything, and that, simply by doing the minimum.

Take note of my communication: Jesus was rich financially, it is evident, take note of my comprehension, and analyse it for yourself. Jesus was financially well off because he got gifts from the wise men at his birth. Mathew 2, 11 they entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

It has to me no sense in believing on a symbolic treasure and in pertinent facts at the same time. Those magi came from far away guided by a star, they came to recognise a king by there own purpose and means, they where not seeking to proclaimed measly daily survival.

In the course of his man life Jesus chose the path he would follow under his father’s love. I think that it is a fact to all Christians that Jesus could offer himself all the riches; we just have to recall the temptation of the devil in the desert where he was offered luxury.

But evidence comes in matter in 2 Corinthians 8 where greater union is desired with the churches of Macedonia who where so generous in there time of troubles and poverty.

2 Corinthians 8 (New International Version), 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

God Bless!