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In our reading today, Jesus tells His disciples that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter God’s kingdom.  As a very young child in Sunday School, I had a problem trying to picture this in my mind.

The disciples are astounded and ask Jesus, “How can anyone be saved?”  He tells them it is impossible by human standards, but with God, everything is possible.

It is impossible for us to be saved through human effort alone. The disciples were amazed at Jesus’ words that rich people find it hard to enter the Kingdom. There was an assumption that being rich was a sign of God’s favour. However, Jesus reminds them that the rich will be poor and the weak will be strong in the age of the Kingdom of Heaven. God overturns all of our expectations. One can’t be saved – rich or poor. But with God, the impossible becomes possible. With God, all things are possible. The dead come to life; lepers are cleansed; money is provided; incurable diseases are cured.

We should never abandon hope. Rather, we need to trust the God who does the impossible.