Jul 25 2013
The Rich Man and Jesus – An imaginative but possible rendering of Mark 10:17-31
The sound of running feet made Jesus and the disciples turn. It was a young man, finely dressed. He was full of energy and his eyes danced with enthusiasm. Looking directly into Jesus’ face he dropped to one knee and said, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” The disciples grinned, it was a warm sight. The man was obviously wealthy and successful and it was good to see him taking an interest in spiritual matters; so many who came to Jesus were poor and broken.
Noticing the Jewish tassels on the man’s cloak Jesus said “You know the commandments.” “Teacher” he replied “I have kept them since a boy.” Now it was Jesus’ chance to smile. Here was a model Jewish man, diligent in all matters, the kind of man every father would want for his daughter. More