Peter began to say to Jesus,
We have given up everything and followed you.
Amen, I say to you,
there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters
or mother or father or children or lands
for my sake and for the sake of the Gospel
who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age:
houses and brothers and sisters
and mothers and children and lands,
with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.
But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.
The peace of the Lord be with you.
Today, Jesus reminds us we can never out give God. The generosity of God far exceeds our ability to give. Just think about all the surrounds us and those things that happen we never have to worry about. The rising and setting of the sun, the changing of the seasons, the microscopic world that we cannot see with the naked eye but that plays a vital role in our well being.That is just the obvious ones. While it is true that we are called to serve, the ways and depth of God’s service to what he has created never stops.
Let us begin today with a grateful heart for all that we have and will receive. Let us bear His likeness by being servants to each other. Let us be mindful that God is love.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.