March 5, 2019
“But many that are first will be last, and the last will be first.” (Mark 10:28-31)
Keep your eye on the prize. In today’s gospel, Jesus told Peter that perseverance and proper focus would be rewarded.
The “last” Jesus refers to are those who keep their eye on the prize. They stay focused on what’s important. They do not allow themselves to be distracted from God’s work, unlike the rich young man who followed all of the Commandments, but was unable to let go of his possessions, or the workers in today’s Gospel who concerned themselves with how much each was paid.
We need to stay focused on the work of God rather than on the things of the world.