Thursday, August 04, 2011
Who is Good?
The rich young man (of St. Matthew 19:16-30) was confused about who is good. He called Jesus good, and yet he also thought he himself might be capable of doing some good. But God alone is good, and this man did not mean to say that Jesus is God (though he should have). Since this is so, it is only from God that goodness is obtained, by grace. Goodness is gained by following Jesus. Where does Jesus go? To the cross: it is at the cross--which for us is the altar--that eternal life is found. The sermon.