And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, "You lack one thing; Go, sell
what you have, give to the poor; and you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow me.
There are times that we thought that just following the commandments are enough. Jesus
showed us that love for the poor is essential for our salvation aside from following him.
Jesus, our Lord loves the poor. It is important that we help those who are marginalised
especially if we are abundant in life.
God owns everything! If we are well-off financially, it is just a lease! So why do we
relish on what we have so extravagantly when we see our brothers and sisters with nothing
Life is too short to swim in pleasure and lose our very souls. Set aside for the poor and
you will have treasure in heaven. Do not store barns of wealth on earth because we can't
bring it when we die. Instead, assist the poor, distribute food for the hungry, clothe
those who lack necessities in life. In so doing, we gain honour in the eyes of God. This is not enough! What is important is a change of our own hearts as we do these things with pure intention or motive.
What then is so fulfilling as to please our Creator whom we owe our existence.