I can guarantee this truth: Whoever doesn't receive the kingdom of God as a little child receives it will never enter it."
Jesus put his arms around the children and blessed them by placing his hands on them.
As Jesus was coming out to the road, a man came running to him and knelt in front of him. He asked Jesus, "Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
You know the commandments: Never murder. Never commit adultery. Never steal. Never give false testimony. Never cheat. Honor your father and mother."
The man replied, "Teacher, I've obeyed all these commandments since I was a boy."
Jesus looked at him and loved him. He told him, "You're still missing one thing. Sell everything you have. Give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then follow me!"
When the man heard that, he looked unhappy and went away sad, because he owned a lot of property.
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will be for rich people to enter the kingdom of God!"
The disciples were stunned by his words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
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."