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Scripture — Luke 18:24-30

Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter  the  kingdom of God!  Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye  of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”

He replied, “What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.”              

Then Peter said, “Look, we have left our homes and followed you.”

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not get back very much more in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”


Dear Lord,

You place a claim on our lives which is total.  We tend to give you less.   And then we try to squeeze through that needle’s eye.  In this Lenten season, nurture us each day to grow into greater devotion to you.   Encourage us in our prayer, worship, service and fellowship – day by day, week by week.