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How Is This Possible?

**Everything is possible for God** (Mark 10:27).
Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalms 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30

Sermon Topic Possibility

Sermon Week Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B

Scripture Summary Mark 10:27


An overweight businessman decided to shed a few pounds. He took his new diet seriously, even changing his driving route to the office in order to avoid passing his favorite bakery. One morning, however, he arrived at the office carrying a large sugar-coated, calorie-loaded coffee cake. For this he was scolded by his colleagues, but he only smiled and said, "This is a very special coffee cake. I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and there in the window were trays full of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed, 'Lord, if you really want me to have one of those delicious coffee cakes, let me have a parking space in front of the bakery.' And, sure enough, on the ninth time around the block, there it was!"

That's life at times, isn't it? We hear God's Word about what's good for our well-being, and then we pray that maybe He'll change His Mind and give us something different, something that we've decided we need and want at that moment.

Two second-graders got into a discussion about their parents. At one point, the discussion turned to their mothers' and fathers' religious beliefs. One youngster said, "My Daddy is Jewish and my Mommy is Catholic." "And how do you know which religion you should believe in?" asked the other. "Oh, I believe in everything," the first child replied, "Moses, Jesus, the Tooth Fairy, everything!"

Listening to today's Gospel Lesson, did any of you get the feeling that it's sometimes easier to believe in the Tooth Fairy than in Jesus?

A rich young man who feels that he somehow is missing out on life, seeks counsel and advice from Jesus. Despite the fact that he is obedient to the commandments -- You must not kill! You must not commit adultery! You must not steal! You must not bear false witness! You must not defraud! You must honor your father and mother! -- and despite the fact that he is wealthy, he feels empty inside, unfulfilled. "Good Master, what must I do?" he asks Jesus. And Jesus answers, "There is one thing you [...]

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