For 17 August 2009, Monday of 20th week, based on Matthew 19:16-22
Then someone came to him and said, â€œTeacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?â€ And he said to him, â€œWhy do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.â€ He said to him, â€œWhich ones?â€ And Jesus said, â€œYou shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.â€ The young man said to him, â€œI have kept all these; what do I still lack?â€ Jesus said to him, â€œIf you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.â€ When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.