Scripture for Life: There's a trick in this story of inheritance. Like the wealthy man, we can forget that our inheritance is about genetics and biology, status and goods, things we did nothing to deserve.
Scripture for Life: Genesis 1 and 2 teach that God placed us in the midst of creation to enjoy and grow in communion with one another in the image of the Trinity. Jesus invites us to live into that truth for the rest of our lives.
Scripture for Life: Those who carry on Jesus' work are his co-laborers, no matter what disqualifications others might wish to put in their way. Disciples are recognized for how they serve others. That trumps everything else.