It is 11th October 2015. 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings are from Wis.7:7-11; Heb.4:12-13 and the Mk.10:17-30. The first reading invites us to pray for wisdom as the source of happiness. Wisdom is the wealth our souls are look for. Wisdom is from God and much more valuable than security, freedom, wealth, precious stones, valuable metals, beauty, and health. Wisdom is divine and enlightens the human heart and life and propels to do good for others. “I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.” (Wis.7:7). We become spiritually numb and indifferent to the realities of life and relationship without Wisdom. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy.” (Ps.90:14). The second reading points out that the Word of God penetrates every nook and corner of our lives and demands an account of how we live our lives in the light of God’s words. “The word of God is living and effective…penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” (Heb. 4:12). The Gospel warns us to look at our lives as Jesus looks at the life of the young man. We all want to experience and enjoy the eternal life and salvation. The extraordinary attachment with the worldly goods can be an obstacle to experience the Eternal Wisdom, Jesus, the Word of God. Our hearts might be clean and sinless yet our lives can be empty without generosity and charity. “You are lacking in one thing. Go sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in Heaven.” (Mk. 10:21). The power to give is the true wisdom. May the Lord give you peace.

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