reohn2 wrote:horizon wrote:So my question still is why is it more difficult for a rich man? Some people believe that even for a rich man it's possible through God but I think that changes the quote.
I only ask this because of some feelings that emerge while cycling (to do with large cars) and the thought that an over-indulgence in cycling paraphernalia might indeed itself be contravening this Biblical precept.
The inference in the camel/needle analagy is that the baggage/load/weight needs to be stripped off the camel for it enter Jerusalem(the city of God therefore the Kingdom which is within).
There are no pockets in shrouds,but if Jesus is to be believed the Kingdom of God isn't just entered into after death,but is also attainable here on earth for them that seek it.
Jesus is implying that the burden of riches,personal wealth in the form of money,land,owning of people,etc,that is hung on a person makes it very hard for them to enter the Kingdom.
Jesus is said to have been a poor man who lived off handouts once he left his job as a carpenter and entered into his mission and realisation of his destiny.
probably like the many migrants who hang around Streatham high st. they seem to like Lidls alot. I wonder where they go at night.