When Jesus heard this, he said to him: “There is still one thing lacking. Sell all that you own and distribute the money to the poor,. and you will have treasure in heaven; then come follow me.”
There are obstacles that stand in the way of truly following Jesus. For the man in our story, it was his possessions. Jesus said to him, “Sell everything you have and give it to the poor.” The man walked away, unable to do this. The disciples asked Jesus, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus answered that what is impossible for mortals is possible for God. Peter responds that he and the other disciples have left everything behind, and Jesus affirms them for that decision and says they will be blessed as a result.
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