Jesus felt genuine love for this man as he looked at him. "You lack only one thing," he told him. "Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." 22
At this, the man's face fell, and he went sadly away because he had many possessions.
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for rich people to get into the Kingdom of God!" 24
This amazed them. But Jesus said again, "Dear children, it is very hard a to get into the Kingdom of God. 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)