Text: Mark 10:17-31
“You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
Reread the first paragraph of today’s text. Spend a little time thinking of all the ways you are rich. Take some paper, some art supplies, and express all the ways you are rich, blessed, prosperous, having many possessions. Take perhaps five minutes to do this.
Sit with your “treasures” a bit. Sense its power in your life. If possible, put on a recording of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.” Stand up; pick up your paper and walk away holding it, grieving. As you walk, consider selling or giving away your “treasure.” Let it walk with you.
Either do that, or do not do it. As the music ends, consider what you know now that you didn’t know before – about yourself, about your riches, about your god.
– Beth Harrison