The Second Sunday in Lent. Lent is a period of preparation and repentance and is represented by the color purple.
Jesus was a man on a mission. He stayed on the narrow road even though it meant sacrifice, and he expected his followers to do likewise. Still, at the end of the day, there was grace and forgiveness.
It’s been said that working for God doesn’t pay much, but the retirement benefits are out of this world. That’s good to know, but I’ve got material needs (and wants!) Any chance I could start collecting now?
No Place to Lay His Head
57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
Cost and Reward of Following Jesus
24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
28 Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”
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