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Liturgical day: Tuesday 8th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mc 10,28-31): Jesus answered, «Truly, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or children, or lands for my sake and for the Gospel, who will not receive his reward. I say to you: even in the midst of persecution he will receive a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and lands in the present time and in the world to come eternal life». At that time Peter began to tell Jesus, «We have given up everything to follow you». Jesus answered, «Truly, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or children, or lands for my sake and for the Gospel, who will not receive his reward. I say to you: even in the midst of persecution he will receive a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and lands in the present time and in the world to come eternal life. Do pay attention: Many who now are first will be last, and the last, first».

Illustration: Mr. Josep Lluís Martínez i Picañol (Picanyol)

Today, Simon Peter asks to Jesus for their future, since he has left everything to follow Him. God needs people ready to leave it all to serve people.

—Jesus Christ’s answer may look exaggerated. But it is not! Twenty centuries have gone by: and how many brothers, sisters, "sons and daughters" has now St. Peter? How many treasures of love? Countless!