“When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.” (MT 19: 22)
The classic question: “to be or not to be” here has another version: “to be or to have”-“He went away sad, for he had many possessions.” The same could happen to people, who “have many possessions”: a spouse and children, friends and relatives, but never in a relationship, they just have them. Between having and being there is a huge abyss.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak