“Jesus looked around the said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’ They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, ‘Then who can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and said, ‘For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.’”
In Aramaic “camel” means “rope” because the course hair of a camel was used to make rope.
Jesus is also saying that when we have all we need, we tend to “go it on our own.” Whereas, when we lack adequate resources or run into difficulties, we tend to rely more on God for help.
- How does this relate to your life?
Heritage word—“Jesus’ mission was to open our hearts to the heart of His beloved Abba whose love and provident care free us from unnecessary worries and anxieties that kill the freedom of spirit within.”
(Sister Mary Sujita, 9thSuperior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)