Today, we’re going to feel what the rich young ruler felt when he asked Jesus what he had to do to inherit eternal life. Jesus responds with give all you have to the poor and come follow me. Tough stuff. We’re going to sit in the enormity of that call. We’re going to feel empathy from Jesus because he too was asked to give it all, those bloody sweat drops show how difficult it was for him … why would it be easier for us? Then we’re going to feel the grace of not having to be perfect mixed with the tension of Jesus still asking for everything, as imperfectly as we can give it. Especially when Jesus doesn’t give us steps to follow so we can be good. He only gives us hope that once we’ve followed him, we won’t be left lacking.
Scripture: Luke 18:18-23