He Loved Him

 NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for March 3rd, 2014

Liturgical texts here

 

 

Jesus, looking at him, loved him…

AS I ponder these words in the Gospel, it’s clear that when Jesus looked at the rich young man, it was a gaze so full of love that it was remembered by witnesses years later when St. Mark wrote about it. Although this glance of love did not penetrate the young man’s heart—at least not right away, according to the account—it penetrated the heart of someone that day such that it was cherished and remembered.

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