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Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Mt 19:23-30): Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven." Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “For men this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

Then Peter said to him in reply, We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus astonishes his listeners: "So, who can be saved?" Another equation to solve! Richness itself is not the problem, since God himself provides us with the resources. The problem is the rich man, that is, the one who boasts of his wealth.

-And what happens to the "rich man"? His heart only sees material things. And what about the people? He doesn’t see other people ..., and if he sees them, it is only to take advantage of them (he treats them as competitors or suppliers).