Living the deep realities of our faith commitment each day can be challenging. Like the man who asks Jesus how to inherit eternal life, we too want to know how to be in God’s favor. Like him, we can turn away when challenged to give away things we value. These differ from the days of the early disciples, but God’s call is still the same: we are called to let go of privileges, attitudes, and mindsets that stop us from being ready to receive God’s reign.
- What attachments might we need to let go for reasons of social, economic, racial and eco justice and live fully into God’s reign?
During the Week
De-clutter Jesus tells the rich man to sell all of his possessions. This week, commit to de-cluttering one closet or one shelf or one drawer in your space. (Bonus challenge: Do all three!) You might do this together. Give away things that can still be used. If your church or community has a ministry that gives away clothes, consider donating items there. Learning to live more simply is one way we can follow Jesus’ example.