The Last Shall be First. Where will You be?

Tuesday of week 20 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 19:23-30

Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, “Then who can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

  Then Peter said in reply, “Look, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man is seated on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.

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.

1 thought on “The Last Shall be First. Where will You be?

  1. Thanks Ruth for that wonderful preaching. I am sorry that you won’t be preaching on the WORD anymore, but I’m quite sure that you will still be preaching with your everyday life. I greet you from the Amazon region of Peru and would ask for your prayers as I continue to enter into this new and challenging world of the poor and of those who would be happy if the poor would just disappear.
    peace, Brian Pierce, OP

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