Jesus looked upon him loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasures in Heaven; and come follow me.”
The “Rich Young Man” could not give his life away, at that time, to follow Jesus. We do not know the end of the story of this person’s life. It open ended.
This story can be about us. Do we have things in our lives that keep us from following Jesus? We may not be able to let these things go. These possessions are important to us. We may not want to let go of our attachments. But regardless of whatever these things things or concerns are, remember:
Jesus looks upon us and loves us!
The Divine Love is unconditional!
Jesus will never give up on us!
If we are not faithful, Jesus is always faithful!
Remember, in the story of the “Rich Young Man”, he walk away, Jesus remains. Jesus always remains! Maybe the young man return to Jesus because nothing is more important than Him!
May our return to Jesus be our story too!