jesus-turin-web4In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 4:21-25), Jesus makes it clear that one must strive for holiness.  An excerpt:

[24] And he said to them, “Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you. [25] For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

Jesus clearly has very high expectations:

The Church echoes the teaching of Christ, calling all people to repent and to seek to become holy (CCC 2013-14).

We must ask ourselves: Am I giving my best efforts to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?

It’s a good question to ask, for Jesus is paying attention to how you respond.