A rich young man approached Jesus, and kneeling down before him, said “Good Teacher, what do I have to do to attain eternal life?”
Jesus asked him “Why do you call me good? There’s only One who is good, and that is God. If you want to have eternal life, then keep the Commandments. Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not lie about anyone, honor your parents, and love your neighbor as yourself.”
The young man said “I have kept all these since I was a child. What more should I do?” Jesus looked at him with compassion and said “You have only one more thing to do. Sell everything that you have and give it away to the poor. Then you will have treasure in heaven. Then you may follow me.”
The young man was speechless at these words of Jesus. He went away feeling very sorrowful because he had many possessions.
MT 19:16-22, MK 10:17-22, LK 18:18-23