The Biblical Passage Of Jesus

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Throughout the Gospel we are exposed to the notions of materialism and wealth and we can see how it is easy for this emphasis on such temptations to colour and erode the spiritual priority that should characterize the church (AG, 2014). In the biblical passage, Jesus reminds the rich young man that obedience to the Ten Commandments is necessary in order to “inherit eternal life”. The Commandments are essential points of reference if we are to live in love, to distinguish clearly between good and evil, and to build a life plan that is solid and enduring. Jesus is asking us too, whether we know the Commandments, whether we are trying to form our conscience according to God’s law, and putting the Commandments into practice (Benedict XVI, 2010). The rich young man was seeking to enter the eternal kingdom of heaven, and although he had kept the Commandments, what was keeping the rich young man from spiritual perfection was his love of money. As the apostle Paul wrote, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grief’s” (1 Timothy 6:10). Jesus, who lived his life in humility and obscurity, never accumulating wealth or possessions (AG, 2014), asked the young man, “Go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and then you will have treasure in heaven”. Whatever is standing in our way, keeping us from perfection and maturity is an obstacle that can keep us out of the kingdom of…
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