For 16 August 2021, Monday of week 20 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 19:16-22
Someone came to Jesus and said, â€˜Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?â€™ And he said to him, â€˜Why 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€˜Which ones?â€™ And Jesus said, â€˜You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; Honour your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.â€™ The young man said to him, â€˜I have kept all these; what do I still lack?â€™ Jesus said to him, â€˜If 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.