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Jesus is the Way to a Better World

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 9:55 AM
We need to listen to Jesus
 
From Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 10:17-30):
 
'Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not kill; You must not commit adultery; You must not steal; You must not bring false witness; You must not defraud; Honour your father and mother.’'
 
 
It’s always difficult to listen to someone telling you what to do and to do so with an open mind and an open heart.  Goodness knows I have struggled with it many times in my life!  But what if that person was Jesus?  Would it change your attitude?  
 
 
In this Gospel Jesus reminds us of some of the Commandments as he tries to steer a man towards the Kingdom of Heaven and eternal life.  He speaks with great clarity and no little authority as he tells us not to kill, not to commit adultery, not to steal, not to lie, not to deceive, and to honour our parents.
 
 
As the Synod on the Family in Rome closes its first week of meetings and discussions, we are called to remind ourselves of these words of Christ, especially when we think about hot topics like abortion, contraception, marriage and, of course, the family.  While people may surmise the potential for change or reform in the Church, the Church fathers will always turn to the one who knows best….Jesus.
 
 
There is a need for all of us to get back to basics on issues such as abortion, contraception and marriage.  That’s why we need to listen to Jesus and take in what he is telling us.  Only then, with the Truth embedded in our hearts and minds, can we build a better world.
 

Categories: Abortion, Adultery, Bible, Catholic, Church, Commandments, Dwelling on the Word of God, Family, God, Gospel, Gospel Reflection, Heaven, Jesus, Law, Marriage, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Rome, Salvation, Scripture, Synod, Truth, Vatican, Word of God

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3 Comments

Reply Jarrett Folkerts
8:17 PM on November 25, 2015 
Sometimes when you are with an open mind and an open heart people can hurt you, but not Jesus!
Reply Elizabet Delcid
1:53 PM on November 30, 2015 
About other Gospelessayhelper.biz insireded by Jesus will remind us of some of the Commandments as he tries to steer a man towards the Kingdom of Heaven and eternal life
Reply Myong Marinez
3:28 PM on November 30, 2015 
Jesus loves us!
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