28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
What are we supposed to learn today?
– sell everything?
– follow the commandments?
– be careful of being wealthy?
Who is the MAIN CHARACTER?
– The RICH guy?
A lot of times the expectation in MOVIES, is that typically we “learn something” from the MAIN CHARACTER, right??? So, who is the main character of this GOSPEL?
I believe the MAIN CHARACTER in this weekend’s Gospel is none of the expected choices, but I believe the main character to be:
for nothing is impossible for God.
Let me explain why GOD’S POWER is our main character….
So, if you remember nothing else from this homily, at least remember TWO WORDS: GOD’S POWER!
Scripture stories are meant to lead us, inspire us, teach us, and guide us. They are meant for THE CHURCH, THE COMMUINTY.
AND MOSTLY, they were written to begin a community! And form its members!
God wants us formed in the knowledge that ……
GOD NEVER GIVES UP ON US,
Even when we give up on Him. God has POWER to get us! All things are possible for GOD! And remember, God wants all of us to possess eternal life, to be with him in heaven.
You see, “the man’s face fell, and he went away very sad”.
We are all left with the thought…OKAY he is a goner…no eternal life for him. He’s too wealthy. He holds his possession dearer to his heart. He will never GET INTO HEAVEN!!!
No, no, NO, … be careful not to think too literally.
I do not believe that THIS is the end of the story for the RICH MAN because I believe in God’s power to CHANGE US from looking away from Him (as the man did)!!!
Could you not imagine the rich man’s conversion to following God, initiated by GOD into his heart! I believe that is possible! God doesn’t give up on us, nor any of you! I bet the rich man changed at some point and followed God.
“ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE FOR GOD”
God’s power…… Is the power of His love.
God does get us…. even when we turn away…with our faces falling…and we walk away sad.
So, it’s not the end of the story for that poor guy…….
Nor anyone of us or for anyone in our families.
GOD’S POWER WILL GET YOU AND ME and so many others, for nothing is impossible for GOD!