The rich young man
who went away sadly because he had many possessions is another
incident that is made remote by a conventional interpretation.
He approaches Jesus with what amounts to a desire to be more
holy and is complacent when given the ordinary guidelines about
keeping the commandments I think this is the key to the challenge,
"Go and sell everything you own," and the comment
that follows: "It is easier for a camel to pass through
the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom
of Heaven" that we are to look into the spirit of the meaning
rather than making a literal interpretation.
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