Commentary on the Gospel of
SELL ALL THAT YOU POSSESS, AND GIVE THE MONEY TO THE POOR
The rich young man, though morally upright, could not leave behind his wealth in order to follow Jesus.
Some, Jesus calls to literally leave everything behind and live a mendicant’s life, relying on God’s providence. Others, Jesus calls to renounce private ownership and take a vow of poverty.
All of us however are invited to examine ourselves and identify our attachments — whether to persons or positions, to material things or comfort zones — that hinder us from following Jesus more perfectly.
Let us ask for the grace of interior freedom so that we might be free to go wherever Jesus bids.