Monday, February 27, 2017

Into the Kingdom

"Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God."
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,
"Then who can be saved?"
Jesus looked at them and said,
"For men it is impossible, but not for God.

All things are possible for God."

Jesus threads the needle of the kingdom, drawing us through if we are willing to acknowledge that we small and poor and mercy-hungry. Only the humps of our pride and self-assurance will keep us from getting through.

Initial from an ancient Cistercian manuscript.