Discover the Lectio Divina #OP800
Monday, May 23, 2016

Nothing is Impossible for God

Lectio

As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.’ ”  He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven, then come, follow me.”  At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

 

Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”  The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God!”  They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be saved?”  Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”   (Mark 10:17-27)

Contemplatio: 

Nothing is impossible for God. Out of great sinners, God can make the greatest saints. Everything remains possible for this man who is not quite ready to follow Jesus. Maybe tomorrow?

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WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?

Sr. Anne Lecu, O. P.
Sr. Anne Lecu, O.P.
Author's biographySister Anne Lecu, O. P., is a Dominican Sister of the Presentation. She lives in community in Paris (France). Her main ministry is working as a doctor in a women’s prison. She collaborates with the Dominican Brothers in preaching via the internet and also at Lourdes in the Rosary pilgrimage. She is the author of several books of biblical meditations.