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TODAY’S GOSPEL READING (MATTHEW 19:23-30)

22 Aug

IT IS EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO PASS THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE THAN FOR A RICH MAN TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you solemnly, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Yes, I tell you again, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.” When the disciples heard this they were astonished. “Who can be saved then?” they said. Jesus gazed at them. “For men” he told them “this is impossible; for God everything is possible.”

Then Peter spoke. “What about us?” he said to him. “We have left everything and followed you. What are we to have, then?” Jesus said to him, “I tell you solemnly, when all is made new and the Son of Man sits on his throne of glory, you will yourselves sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or land for the sake of my name will be repaid a hundred times over, and also inherit eternal life.

“Many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”

V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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