Having our loins girded, therefore,
with faith and the performance of good works,
let us walk in His paths
by the guidance of the Gospel,
that we may deserve to see Him
who has called us to His kingdom.
In the gesture of the widow, who gives all she had to live on, Jesus sees the prophecy of what he is about to do, when he will offer his life for all.
To love God with your whole self and love your neighbour as yourself brings us near to the Kingdom, allowing the love of God to transform our lives.
Bartimaeus encounters the son of David. He receives baptismal illumination: he contemplates the face of Jesus and the way on which to follow him.
Sharing Jesus’ glory demands willingness to share his service, by which he expresses solidarity with those who are put to the test.
The happy life doesn’t depend on what we possess or even on what we should do, but on the relationships we live: with Jesus, with the Father, our sole good.