he had many possessions

August 19, 2019 6:00 am

“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