As Jesus was walking, a man ran up to him. He knelt down and asked, “Good teacher, what can I do to have eternal life?”
Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good? Only God is good. You know the commandments. Do not murder. Be faithful in marriage. Do not steal. Do not tell lies about others. Do not cheat. Respect your father and mother.”
The man answered, “Teacher, I have obeyed all these commandments since I was a young man.”
Jesus looked closely at the man. “There’s one thing you still need to do. Go sell everything you own. Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come and follow me.”
When the man heard Jesus say this, he went away gloomy and sad because he was very rich. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples. It’s hard for rich people to get into God’s kingdom. In fact, it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into God’s kingdom.”
Jesus’ disciples were amazed. They asked each other, “How can anyone ever be saved?”
Jesus looked at them and said “There are some things that people cannot do, but God can do anything.”

Everything is possible with God. Jesus said it and it’s true. Even though we’re sinners, we know that Jesus died to give us the gift of eternal life. We only need to accept that gift through believing. Thanks be to God.

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