Monday, September 19, 2011

A great question and a great answer

"27 Then Peter said to him in reply, “We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?” 28 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. 29And 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." (Matthew 19: 27 - 29)

Peter asked a question that many disciples of Jesus would be shy to ask today.  And Jesus did not hesitate to give a great answer.  There is no risk in answering the call to serve Jesus.  Genuine riches are assured those who answer the call in this world and eternal happiness in the life to come.  Look at how the apostles are honored today all over the world with liturgies and Churches names after them.

"God is not a human being who speaks falsely, nor a mortal, who feels regret. Is God one to speak and not act, to decree and not bring it to pass?" (Numbers 23: 19)