GOD CAN MAKE U A MISSIONARY
Cl. Liam sdb
In the Gospel of mark 10:17-22, the rich young man comes to Jesus asking for a way to enter eternal life. But he goes away sad after Jesus tells him to sell all his possessions and follow Him. It seems like money was more appealing to this young man than Jesus. Later on Jesus tells his disciples “it is easy for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for the rich to enter heaven.
This reminds me of a story one day god fell in love with a young man. And years later this poor man grew old and died. He had no relatives and he lived a simple life. His neighbours gathered around him after his death. He had only a bowl and a few set of clothes as his assets. The question that disturbed the neighbours was who shall pay for his funeral?
The parish priest was then informed of this death. The parish priest made all the necessary arrangements’ for this man. The body was taken to the church. There during the sermon the priest spoke about the old beggar. He told the congregation that the dead man has left behind millions of dollars for the church. He would spent his day in prayer and eat the little that he got from the generosity of the people. He had lived a simple catholic life staying close to god.
We can never say why this old man behaved in such a stupid way. Even after having so much money why he went begging? God’s love is capable of doing anything. It can make the rich poor; the sinners; saints and the can make you a Missionary!