1ST MARCH 2022
THE LORD REWARDS THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIM
Dear friends through our gospel passage today we see that when we lose our lives for Jesus Christ, we gain a priceless treasure and an inheritance which lasts forever.* Whatever we give to God comes back a hundredfold. *Generosity flows from a heart full of gratitude for the abundant mercy and grace which God grants.
After a wealthy young man refused to follow Jesus, Peter, somewhat crudely wanted to know what he and the other disciples would get out of it since they had freely accepted Jesus' offer to follow him unconditionally.* Jesus spoke with utter honesty: *"Those who left all for him would receive a hundred times more now, even in this life, as well as unending life in the age to come".*
Do not be surprised if we lose favour and experience ridicule, intimidation, and injury when we take a stand for truth and righteousness. *In place of material wealth, Jesus promised his disciples the blessing and joy of rich fellowship with the community of believers.* No earthly good or possession can rival the joy and bliss of knowing God and the peace and unity he grants to his disciples and to allow who follow and do His will.
*WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW MONTH OF MARCH, BE blessed.*