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Jesus falls the first time

Jesus falls the first timeLeader: We adore thee, O Christ, and we praise thee.
All:  Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Reader: 
“If you enter a house anywhere, stay there till you leave the district.  If any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away, shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them”. Mark 6:10-11

Jesus speaks:
“I see a rich (young) man there in the crowd…  I know his riches get in the way of his freedom, of his entry into the kingdom.  He asked me once, what must I do to inherit eternal life? I looked at him then, as I do now, and I loved him.  I still do.  I told him, go sell up everything – get rid of it – give it to the poor or something – and follow me.  He liked the idea of being free from cares and desires.  But he was too comfortable.  His comfort levels choked him.  He’s still curious, as he looks at me now.   But he’s going away…he can’t take this.  His face is fallen.  He is a sad case.  How hard will it be for those who have riches to follow me…Yes, it is impossible humanly.  God alone can make it possible for a few…as God alone makes it possible for me.” 

Pause:

Jesus meets his mother