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Every Tuesday I post the Gospel for Sunday’s reading so that we can mediate together on the Scripture and allow it to speak to us personally during the week. Tonight the line in the Gospel that speaks to me is “For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life?” . This is a difficult line as it goes against everything that the world teaches us about happiness. The balance between the world and my spiritual journey challenges me every day as I try to live in the world but not love it to the point that I fail to notice God in my daily duties. I pray that I may recognise and grow in my spiritual life learning to be more faithful as I grow to love the Gospel more with my Blog Praying through the Scriptures.
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21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me; for you are not on the side of God, but of men.”Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life? For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.
Matthew 16: 21 – 27