Thursday, January 17, 2019 UTC

JAN 19, 20 & 22: 35TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 JAN 19: 4:00 PM – VESPERAL DIVINE LITURGY (SN), 5:30 PM – CONFESSIONS, ; JAN 20: 10:00 AM – DIVINE LITURGY; JAN 22: 11:00 AM – 6TH HOUR & CATECHISM.

This Sunday’s Gospel reading is Luke 18:18-27, The Rich Young Ruler. This story of the rich young ruler reveals how, in spite of the fact that he came to Jesus and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus told him to give up everything and follow him. This he couldn’t do, since wealth possessed him and he couldn’t part with it. It is a difficult thing for a self-sufficient person to realize his or her need and come to Jesus, but the things which are impossible with men are possible with God. He wanted salvation on his terms and not God’s, so he went away in great sorrow.