In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciple that he would suffer and die and then be raised to life. ‘Those who save their own life will lose it: but those who lose their life for my sake will find it.’ The word ‘life’ has two meanings: our physical, earthly life, and our eternal spiritual life. So Jesus is warning us against selfishly seeking after material comforts. He promises reward for those who give up these comforts to follow Jesus.
Lord Jesus, you call us to love.
Help us to love others and not be selfish.