What does this have to say to each of us today?
18 Once a religious leader asked Jesus this question:
"Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?"
19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked him.
"Only God is truly good.
to answer your question, you know the commandments:
'You must not
You must not murder.
You must not steal.
You must not
Honor your father and mother.'"
21 The man replied, "I've obeyed all these commandments since I was young."
22 When Jesus heard his answer, he said, "There
is still one thing you haven't done.
Sell all your possessions and give
the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.
23 But when the man heard this he became very sad, for he was very rich.
24 When Jesus saw this, he said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!
25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!"
26 Those who heard this said, "Then who in the world can be saved?"
27 He replied, "What is impossible for people is possible with God."
28 Peter said, "We've left our homes to follow you."
29 "Yes," Jesus replied,
I assure you that everyone who has given up
for the sake of the Kingdom of God,
30 will be repaid many times over in this life,
and will have eternal life in the world to come."