When Jesus meets up with a rich young ruler, they have a conversation that has massive implications for 21st century Western Christians. The guy is wealthy, connected, and faithful to the law. But according to Jesus, he's still missing something. The rich young ruler is unwilling to let go of his own comforts for the sake of the underprivileged, and Jesus lovingly rebukes him for it. This might be one of Jesus' most challenging teachings for the church in our time and place. It's hard to follow Jesus!