Monday, August 20, 2007

today's Gospel

I hate how everyone always talks about the Gospel for today (where the rich man "went away sad for he had many possessions" after Jesus told him he had to sell everything). They talk about it as if they know with certainty that he ignored Jesus' advice.
It does NOT say "the rich man refused to sell everything he had."
it JUST says "he went away sad."
I suppose this bothers me in particular, because I do this a LOT. I "go away sad" when I know I have to do something that I don't really want to do, but guess what? I almost always end up doing it!
and why does everyone just assume the rich man didn't?

1 comment:

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

That's because most people project their own attitudes on others.