The beginning of every service of Holy Communion is designed to convince you that you are, in fact, a sinner… and a sinner in dire need of God’s forgiveness. Most Sundays we hear Jesus’ summary of the Law. Once a month we rehearse the Ten Commandments. Regardless, the point is the same – God has moral standards, we have not lived up to them and we are all here in church today to deal with this fact.
In today’s Gospel lesson, a man wants to know is the bare minimum required to stay on God’s good side. In short, the man is looking for Jesus to tell him how he can coast into heaven with as little effort as possible.
What did Jesus tell this “justified” man? Click here.