It is imperative to our Spiritual lives that we learn to let go. The problem is, though, that letting go is so counterintuitive for us. We want to hold on to everything, control everything, because when we are in charge we can be sure everything will work out all right. At least we think so. The truth is that God is in control, and just like the rich young man in today’s Gospel reading, we have to learn to let go of everything that keeps us from letting God be God in our lives. That is the only way that we can achieve faith’s goal, the salvation of our souls, as the first reading tells us.