The man in the Gospel “ran up” to Jesus, eager to know how to “inherit eternal life.” How quickly his demeanor changed when Jesus, looking on him with love, challenged him to one thing further: he must sell what he had, give to the poor, and then, follow Jesus (“follow me”).
Following Jesus demands that we choose not to be possessed by things, but by Jesus himself. To be possessed by Jesus we must be willing to give up our greatest possession of all – what is that for you?
“Brothers and sisters: Indeed the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.” Hebrews 4:12-13
Live into his word!