As he was starting out on a journey, a stranger ran up, and kneeling before him asked, “Good master, what must I do to win eternal life?”
Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
“You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not give false evidence; do not defraud; honor your father and mother.’ “
“But Master,” he replied, “I have kept all these since I was a boy.”
Jesus looked straight at him; his heart warmed to him, and he said, “One thing you lack. Go, sell everything you have, and give to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; and come, follow me.”
At these words his face fell and he went away with a heavy heart, for he was a man of great wealth.