Scripture Readings

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mark 10:23-32 (Gospel)

23
Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!”
24
And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!
25
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
26
And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”
27
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
28
Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.”
29
So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,
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who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time – houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions – and in the age to come, eternal life.
31
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
32
Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: