Mark 10:28-31 Reflection – Being Present to Others

Mark 10:28-31 Reflection ~

It is very difficult to give up “things” that distract our relationship with Jesus, believe in eternity, and practice the Word of God. Jesus recognizes this effort, (reminding us of the possible persecutions) no matter how small, by filling our hearts with not just joy, but metaphorically even 100 times more Spirit than we could have imagined. To become small by decreasing our personal desires, increases being present to others so that the Good News becomes obvious even without words.

The First Shall Be Last James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe First Shall Be Last, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary Time Reflections

Mark 10  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

28 Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

 Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 10:28-31.