Monday May 27th: No one is good but God alone
May 27, 2024
The broken head of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Laventille
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May 28, 2024

Tuesday May 28th: The reward of Renunciation

“We have left everything and followed you.

Mark 10: 28-31

A child oftentimes asks for a bicycle. The mother or father would promise to give the bicycle to the child on the condition that the child should follow instructions. They may say for example, “Give up some pocket change and let us save that money to buy the bicycle.”

How often do parents tell their children to kneel and pray when they awake or to praise God before their meal? Many parents, however, caution their children, “Brush your teeth to prevent them from getting cavities.” Our human nature tends to prioritize material benefits for almost everything.

Therefore, it is no wonder that the disciples asked Jesus about their reward for leaving family, houses and land to follow him. Were the disciples expecting material reward only? Jesus promised a hundredfold reward of eternal life, not without persecution, even as he chided them about what they were expecting.

Are we ready to leave family, land and houses to follow Jesus and to attain eternal life?