Paradise, Prosperity, or Eternal Life?
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One of the stories of Jesus’ Teachings in the synoptic gospels recounts a young wealthy man who asks about how to inherit eternal life. Jesus answers by directing his attention to the Commandments; the young man conveys his commitment to their observance. Jesus continues that it would then be necessary for the rich man to sell all that he owns, give it to the poor, and then follow him. Taking this story literally has been significantly frightening for many people throughout history. Understanding the story metaphysically brings us into a whole new way of being. The teachings of Jesus contain numerous invitations to rethink, reassess, and revalue our lives even today. Join us this Sunday to consider what this story can mean for you in 2022.
The story of the rich young ruler has captivated imagination and inspired countless people through the years. The well-known Hawaiian song, Kanaka Waiwai recounts this story, and this Sunday we’ll raise our voices, and raise our thoughts to this song, as we embody the high ideals of the story.