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What must I do?—Sunday 28, Year B (14 October 2012)

Mark 10.17-31


Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

That’s the question from the man we think of as ‘the rich young ruler’. In Mark’s story of Jesus, he is a man with ‘many possessions’ who really wasn’t all that young. Matthew and Luke add the other details.

Did you know it’s not the only time Jesus was asked that very same question? Anyone know who else asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life?

It was an expert in the Jewish Law and he said almost the exact same words:

Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

Anyone know where that was? It is in Luke’s Gospel (10.25-37). In Luke, Jesus answered the legal expert’s question with a parable, the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

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