Mark 10 vs 17 -31
Jesus draws a distinction here between the rich and the poor. It is a distinction which is as sharp now as it was in Jesus’ time. In fact, I think that the current pandemic is amplifying the divide. Whilst the virus can make anyone ill, the poor find it harder to cope with the effects of the virus. It is the low paid, hourly, worker who is most likely to the be laid off. The poor often lack savings and health insurance. And it occurred to me whilst shopping the other day, that I was fortunate to have a car so that I could drive to the supermarket and stock up with goods which I have plenty of room to store at home. I’m blessed with a computer to help stay in touch and a garden in which to escape. If I were to be completely honest, I would have to say that the present crisis is more inconvenient to me than disastrous. But, that is not true for many of our neighbors. Let us remember the poor and the responsibility that comes with riches.