letting go, living well

In today's reading from Mark 10:17-31, someone who is rich kneels before Jesus with a question about how to "inherit" eternal life. The answer seems harsh and impossible but Jesus says the way forward needs trust in God and a willingness to let go. Pr Joanne asks us to think about this challenge not by excusing ourselves as not "rich enough" to be ones Jesus is talking about, but by thinking about what one thing we lack, what keeps us from letting go, from trusting. She asks us to consider how the lives of Bob Keith and Archbishop Oscar Romero might encourage us. Perhaps they help us exclaim in the words of today's psalm: "Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well!"

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