Squeezing Through the Needle's Eye

Matthew 19:16-30

What just went wrong?
We are looking at a section of Mt in which people listen to Jesus’ teaching and are agog, wide-eyed, at what he says. This is one of the most striking because of the incident and the famous image that Jesus creates. A man comes to Jesus, a young man, devout and honorable, wealthy. He seeks Jesus’ instruction. He goes away grieving. What happened?