So when man finds Jesus, it cost him everything. Jesus has happing, joy, peace, healing, security, eternity. Man marvels at such a pearl and says, “I want this pearl. How much does it cost?”
The seller says, it’s too dear, too costly
But how much?
Well, it’s very expensive
Do you think I could buy it?
It costs everything you have, no more, no less, so anybody can buy it
I’ll buy it!
What do you have? Let’s write it down
I have $10,000 in the bank
Good, $10,000. What else?
I have nothing more. That’s all I have
Have you nothing more?
Well, I have some dollars here in my pocket
I’ll see: Thirty, forty, fifty, eighty, one hundred, one hundred twenty – one
Hundred twenty dollars
That’s fine. What else do you have?
I have nothing else. That’s all
Where do you live?
I live in my house
The house, too
Then you mean I must live in garage?
Have you a garage, too? That, too. What else?
Do you mean that I must in my car, then?
Have you a car?
I have two
Both become mine. Both car. What else?
Well, you have my house, the garage, the cars, the money, everything
Are you alone in the world?
No, I have a wife, two children
Your wife and children, too
Yes, everything you have. What else?
I have nothing else, I am left alone now
Oh, you too! Everything becomes mine, wife, children, house, money, cars, everything. And you too. Now you can use all those things here but don’t forget they are mine, as you are. When I need any of the things you are using, you must give them to me because now I am the owner.
(Juan Carlos Ortiz, “Call to Discipleship”) 1975
Posted on Thu, February 13, 2014
by Bishop Jose Orona filed under