‘Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’
At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.’ Mark 10:21-22
One thing I have found terribly sad, through this most recent crisis, is the number of people hoarding items. There seems to be little, if any, care for their neighbor. This me-first mentality is something I’m not used to. I was raised to ‘give it away’ and, looking out from the Rock in which I stand, the door sits wide open unfolding a daily ministry to those whose perspective is still horizontal.
Think about the little boy whose heart was in the right place that day on the beach when he gave Jesus a few pieces of fish and a couple of barley loaves. I dare say if your reason is in the right place you may see the same harvest with a properly placed mortgage payment or bottle of sanitizer.
The point is let’s cast off all that holds us back and give it away. My God has a reputation for throwing open the floodgates of heaven and feeding 5000 people with something as small as a sardine.
And you my friends will be changed forever. I can guarantee it.