Not quite there

James Tissot (1836-1902) Le jeune homme riche s'en alla triste, between 1886 and 1894 opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper Brooklyn Musuem

James Tissot (1836-1902)
Le jeune homme riche s’en alla triste
opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper,  between 1886 and 1894
Brooklyn Museum

I enjoy my comforts. A warm home. Running water. Books. An Internet connection. A telephone – two, in fact. A car to drive. Wool sweaters. Plenty and a variety of food to eat.

I’m not quite ready to sell what I have and give to the poor.

But I can share. I can bring goods to the food pantry each week. I can clean out my closet and clear my shelves of items I don’t need and give them to an organization that will use them to help the poor. I can designate some of my monthly income for charitable donations.

Small steps on the way to follow Jesus.

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” Mark 10:21

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