This is the one where the rich guy, who was also a good guy, comes up to Jesus and asks him: What’s next?

Sell everything, Jesus says, “and come, follow me” (Matthew 19:16-22).

The real story here is not that the man was having trouble parting with his stuff (though he was), it was that the “come follow me” wasn’t good enough.

Here in the West we live around more wealth than perhaps all of history.

The temptation is real. And it is.

The issue is not whether we struggle over our stuff. The issue is: Are we willing to follow even though we struggle?

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