We can trust God with our concerns so that we can follow Him completely in everything that we do.
For many Catholics and Christians, it is not sin that holds us back the most from following Jesus completely.
It is our daily concerns — our jobs, our businesses, our dreams, the bills we have to pay, and our daily bread.
We are like the young man in today’s Gospel reading who observed all the commandments, yet still couldn’t follow Jesus completely.
The young man said to Jesus, “All of these commandments I have observed. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to [the] poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions. — Matthew 19:20-22
It’s really difficult to follow Jesus completely, especially when you have a family to feed, even though God always provides. It’s difficult to let go of our jobs, our businesses, and our careers and to sell everything we have to follow Jesus completely.
But at least, we can surrender our concerns to Him so that in everything that we do, we can do completely for Him and not for anything else — not for recognition, not for the fear of losing our jobs, and not for money.
We can trust Him with our concerns so that we can follow Him completely in everything that we do.